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available: APHA webinar on neighborhood planning through a health equity lens
Community Transformation Grant program creates healthier communities by making
healthy living easier and more affordable where people work, live, learn and
play. Communities are encouraged to make structural changes to the built
environment and establish policies that facilitate healthier living through the
development and implementation of initiatives that prevent chronic diseases.
This approach is particularly critical in communities with the greatest health
and economic disparities. This webinar featured stories of successful
collaboration between public health and planning in Seattle and Fort Worth,
Texas, and demonstrated the positive impact attention to health equity has in
neighborhood planning. See the recording from this recent webinar. APHA
has additional archived webinars that cover how transportation systems affect
in diverse communities across the nation and highlights innovative state and
local programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit
|Resources and News
|New resources from APHA: The Nation's Health, The American Journal of Public Health and Public Health Newswire:
Other resources and news:
and texting significantly impair teenage driving
and texting both significantly impair driving performance among teens,
according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics.
U.S. Department of Transportation
declares: Everyone is a pedestrian
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new set of tools to
help communities combat the rising number of pedestrian fatalities in recent
safety facts in the region of the Americas
factsheet presents updated information based on the Global Status Report on
Road Safety 2013. It includes information on the road traffic death rates per
100,000 population by region and by country, the proportion of road traffic
deaths by type of road user and the number of countries with comprehensive
laws. For more information, visit www.paho.org/roadsafety.
How to increase cycling for daily travel
This presentation highlights research that includes valuable statistics that help make the case for bicycling for health benefits.
Obesity for U.S. preschoolers on the decline
Obesity among low-income preschoolers declined slightly in 19 states and U.S. territories from 2008 through 2011, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Join a webinar by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Sept. 26 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
is hosting a free webinar on Let’s Get Moving to Help Underserved Communities. Childhood
obesity affects the entire country, but it does not affect all communities
equally. Children and all people living in underserved communities are likely
to face greater challenges in reversing patterns of inactivity and poor health.
In this webinar, learn how to win campaigns at the state and local level that will
increase shared use agreements and street scale improvements.
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