Healthy Communities Reports

Healthy Communities: Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits
Toolkit
Using the SPPS Bike Fleet Safely During COVID

A manual on how to remain safe while using the SPPS Bike Fleet. All information is in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC Guidelines. 

Report
Safe Routes to Healthy Food Report and Action Agenda

Whether people are shopping at a supermarket or corner store, getting food from a food pantry, eating at a local restaurant, or picking up produce at a farmers market or community garden, everyone needs a safe and reliable way to get to the places where they obtain foods.

Toolkit
Moving DC to Zero: Championing Community and Change East of the River

Making sure that community members can travel safely by foot, bus, or bike to get to where they need to go is an essential part of a healthy community. As a result, it is important that the concept of Vision Zero be fully implemented in every part of District of Columbia.

Toolkit, Website
Be a Roll Model

"Be A Roll Model" is a campaign to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle.

Toolkit, Website
EPA Smart School Siting Tool

EPA developed the Smart School Siting Tool to help school agencies and other local government agencies work together to better align school siting and other community development decisions.

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Shape of the Nation:

The purpose of this Shape of the Nation Report is to provide current information about the status of physical education in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the following areas:

Report
CDC Recommendations for Improving Health through Transportation Policy

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010 published a set of recommendations for improving health through transportation policy. 

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Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth:

The publication is described as providing research about the current state of physical activity in the nation and highlights organization practices and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth. 

Report
Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

In September 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a report that identifies specific actions that local governments can take to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating in communities. 

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Obesity and its Relation to Mortality and Morbidity Costs

The report, Obesity and its Relation to Mortality and Morbidity Costs, prepared by Donald Behan and Samuel Cox of the Society of Actuaries, is a review of almost 500 research articles on obesity and its relation to mortality and morbidity, focusing primarily on papers published from January 1980 to June 2009.