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The emphasis on the built environment in public health is hard to escape. Conferences, podcasts, webinars.......you name it......there is a discussion concerning getting people to walk more frequently in their daily lives. The task for public health practitioners is to bring evidence to discussions in order to inform decision makers on parks, transportation, and planning boards to consider public health goals in their deliberations.
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The August 26, 2011 issue of The Lancet is dedicated to the global obesity epidemic. The issue was timed to coincide with the upcoming United Nations high-level meeting concerning non-communicable diseases. The first high profile global meeting dedicated to obesity was sponsored by the…Continue
I recall reading a post on this network about Walkonomics. The post said that real estate companies were starting to use a neighborhood's walking attributes as part of the sales pitch. From the website it seems, the idea is catching on. It seems the original group secured funding for a fairly sophisticated website. Does anyone recall reading that post about a year plus ago?
From website "About' page
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Public health practitioners and advocates can claim 2010 as a turning point in the public health landscape. As imperfect as it may be, there was the passage of health reform. Now comes a budget from the White House with a focus on important social determinants of health. Promise Neighborhoods, the Fresh Food Financing Initiative, & a groundbreaking partnership between EPA, HUD, & DOT are only a few of the initatives highlighted in this useful policy brief.…Continue
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My husband is a civil engineer so his professional organization keeps up with infrastructure legislation/projects. Walking/biking trails are not big ticket items for these firms, but he did send me an email concerning a bill in Congress introduced by a congressman from Oregon.
Apparently, the bill would provide funds for more walking, biking, hiking/running trails in cities and towns. So here is the link to the campaign.…Continue
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The Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) issued an excellent report that is being used as a key advocacy document for U.S. Representative Ed Blumenaur's (OR) bill to build more federal funds to foster pedestrian/cyclist friendly projects in the nation''s communities.
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The Surface Transportation Policy Partnership hosted two webinars for newcomers to transportation policy. With the tranportation bill finally making its way through the Senate's process, it may be time to get up to speed on a few transportation policy basics and history. There are two webinars available on line and a useful web page that sumarized tranportation policy highlights since the Eisenhower administration:
From the Margins to the Mainstream webinar series.…Continue
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