Voices for Healthy Kids

Let's Get Moving to Help Underserved Communities

This webinar from September 26, 2013 discusses how the Safe Routes Partnership can help support campaigns to increase shared use and street scale improvements in underserved communities.

Childhood obesity affects the entire country, but it does not affect all communitiesequally. Children and all people living in underserved communities are likely to face greater challenges in reversing patterns of inactivity and poor health.

The Safe Routes to School Safe Routes Partnership partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Heart Association on the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative to reverse childhood obesity by 2015. In this webinar, we explain our role leading the Active Places Hub and how we can support you to win campaigns at the state and local level that will increase shared use agreements and street scale improvements.

For this webinar, we are also partnering with Active Living Research to present information on increasing physical activity opportunities in underserved communitieswith a specific focus on reducing disparities and increasing activity in lower-incomecommunities and communities of color.


  • Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School Safe Routes Partnership
  • Chad Spoon, Research Coordinator, Active Living Research
  • Mikaela Randolph, Shared Use Campaign Manager, Safe Routes to School Safe Routes Partnership
  • Keith Benjamin, Street Scale Campaign Manager, Safe Routes to School Safe Routes Partnership
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