In This Issue
Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of
Health provides background research about the current state of
physical activity in the nation and highlights organizational practices
and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth.
The report serves as a launching pad for action for practitioners and
advocates who are interested in engaging in systems and environmental
change approaches.in four key arenas: schools, early childcare and
education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities. This
resource was commissioned by the Convergence Partnership. | Fostering
Physical Activity for Children and Youth | Prevention
Institute | Convergence
Looking to Partner with Local Landowners to Promote
Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) along with the Public Health
Law Center have posted a new fact sheet titled: Liability for Minnesota
Landowners Who Open their Land for Public Use.
Promote Active Communities as Equitable Communities
Policy Link has created a new resource - an Equitable
Development Toolkit. Equitable development is an approach to creating
healthy, vibrant, communities of opportunity. Equitable outcomes come
about when smart, intentional strategies are put in place to ensure that
low-income communities and communities of color participate in and benefit
from decisions that shape their neighborhoods and regions. This online
toolkit includes 28 tools to reverse patterns of segregation and
disinvestment, prevent displacement, and promote equitable revitalization.
Find more information on how to encourage active living and build walkable
neighborhoods. | Equitable
Development Toolkit | Policy Link
Creating Healthy Communities PowerPoint
Available from CDC The Healthy Communities, Local Government
PowerPoint is intended for local government staff (e.g., city managers;
council members; county commissioners; urban and transportation planners;
redevelopment administrators; zoning officials; local school district
staff and public health practitioners) who want to build the case for
investing in obesity prevention at the community level.This presentation
provides the audience with an understanding of the prevalence, disease
burden, and economic cost of the U.S. obesity epidemic and how local
government is part of the solution.
The Healthy Communities, Local Government Power Point provides clear and specific examples of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intended for policy and environmental change initiatives to address obesity locally. It also briefly discusses the advantages and impact of population based approaches to address obesity. The PowerPoint has notes pages that can be read by the presenter, or used to guide the conversation about the slides. | Healthy Communities: What Local Governments Can Do to Reduce and Prevent Obesity
School Employee Wellness (SEW) Tools Update
The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) would
like to welcome you back to school with some new tools, resources, and
more for the 2010–2011 school year. During the summer, DHPE has added
several new tools and resources to the School Employee Wellness website,
including program summaries of the 2009 School Employee Wellness (SEW)
Awards Program winners, and sample materials from SEW programs, such as:
up for one or all modules!
The Getting Around Guide: An AARP Guide to Walking, Biking & Public TransportationThe American Association of Retired People (AARP) has issued a new publication to help consumers take advantage of fun and healthy options for getting around without a car. This compact 16-page brochure encourages walking, biking, and taking public transportation or other transportation options. It includes benefits of options; how to find them and use them; and what one can do to make changes to your community, whether one lives in a small town, suburb, or big city. To order hard copies, call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) and ask for "The Getting Around Guide," Stock # D19294. | Or access the document as a PDF: The Getting Around Guide: An AARP Guide to Walking, Biking & Public Transportation
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