Browse: Healthy Communities

These resources explore healthy community design and strategies for integrating physical activity into our daily lives.

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Webinars

December 2, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST, we are welcoming participants from this year’s Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program to share about their work and how they shifted their activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fact Sheets

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This fact sheet outlines how Safe Routes to School and Safe Routes to Parks programming and advocacy can align to achieve shared goals and accomplish even more than each could do separately.

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

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This toolkit will guide your planning for effective storytelling and elevating voices in your community.

Case Studies

Portland has a reputation as being one of the best cities for biking in the country. But while investments over the past several decades have been focused on downtown and affluent close-in neighborhoods, low-income communities and communities of color in the greater Portland region have been historically marginalized and underinvested in.

Model Policies

Policy Package: Model School Siting Policies

This website includes a fact sheet and package of school siting policies for school districts that want to ensure that their school siting decisions support the educational success, physical health, and overall well-being of students and their community. 

Websites

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This is a crowdsourced photo library featuring walking and rolling to schools, parks, and around the community in all types of weather - rainy, gusty, snowy, and sunny!

Journal Articles

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Key takeaway:

  • Sharing health data with communities can start conversation about inequities and need for change, and metrics selected with a purpose in mind can track progress. Gathering health measurements can be challenging and should incorporate multi-sector partners.