Federal nutrition policies are vital in providing low-income families with access to food and eliminating hunger around the country. However, there are still several barriers preventing families from accessing key programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,…[Read more]
How can the health care, social services and public health systems work better together to reduce health disparities and contribute to an environment in which everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full health potential?
New research is urgently needed to discover and test novel strategies for aligning systems in ways that improve health…[Read more]
The Illinois Department of Transportation just announced that 16 local projects to develop or improve bike trails are receiving funding support through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources‘ Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program!
This survey is being conducted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that advances safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and works to support healthy communities for everyone. The purpose of this survey is to identify as many Safe Routes to School programs in the United States (and b…[Read more]
The American Planning Association published a report in 2016 titled The State of Health Impact Assessment in Planning. The report “asks ‘How can the use of the HIA in planning go one step further to promote healthy planning from the start?’” and then examines themes from 134 HIAs addressing planning questions. One of the case studies included in t…[Read more]
One suggestion if you’re looking to improve or increase community supports is to check out a new report from the international design and engineering firm Arup. The report titled Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World is available as a free download. The report has beautiful graphics that illustrate the relationships between walkability’s b…[Read more]
NEW! Low-Cost Safety Improvement Video Series
FHWA posted a Low-Cost Safety Improvements video series on YouTube recently. As the title suggests, these videos highlight effective safety countermeasures that are relatively inexpensive to implement.
That’s amazing, Janna! Will this program be part of the Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program? We just read the Double Up 5-year impact report and the bottom line: “For every $1 Fair Food Fund invested, [the Fair Food Network] helped generate nearly $9 in community benefits”. That’s a great return on investment!
Call for Abstracts – Posters and Presentations Conference on Health and Active Transportation Joining Forces and Moving Forward December 11-12, 2019
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine
Washington, DC Abstract Deadline EXTENDED:June 21, 2019
This conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of…[Read more]
The CDC recently released a study on electric scooter injuries (click here for study). This study was the first to be overseen by federal epidemiologists.
While this like automobile accident statistics, e-scooters and e-scooter injuries are a growing problem in some communities. There were 20 individuals injured / 100,000 scooter trips over the…[Read more]
The Rural Health Information Hub has assembled a robust Rural Food Access Toolkit. This online toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States.
The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on…[Read more]
Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2018 League of American Bicyclists Benchmarking Report
The 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking is the sixth edition and the first edition published by the League of American Bicyclists. It is intended to update the data and analyses found in the five previous versions published in 2007,…[Read more]
Creating Age-Friendly Streets – Part I
Apr 22, 2019
It’s widely known that the US population is aging. But how do we prepare our local transportation networks to support the mobility needs of older adults and keep them safe? This webinar series will offer key principles for considering the safety and mobility needs forolder a…[Read more]
Creating safe and convenient places for people to incorporate bicycling, walking and other forms of active transportation into daily life improves health. However, many communities lack the infrastructure that supports activity friendly routes that lead to everyday destinations and allows for safe, active transportation for regular trips. This…[Read more]
A new study shows that people who live near high quality bike and pedestrian infrastructure are twice as likely to meet recommended daily exercise levels, a new study finds. More interesting, the study showed the availability bike facility itself *caused* the increase.