In This Issue
A Matter of Balance Training for Coaches and
Master Trainers, September 23, 2010, 9-11 a.m
videoconference training from Aging and Adult Services Division, Minnesota
Department of Human Services - presented by: Emily Farah-Miller, MOB
Statewide Coordinator, Metropolitan AAA, Debra Laine, MOB Regional
Coordinator, Arrowhead AAA
Goal 1: Participants will obtain an update on A Matter of Balance implementation efforts and instructions for the completion of data collection forms.
is required- http://agingtraining.dhs.state.mn.us.
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20th. By
registering, you understand that the session will be videotaped with the
possibility of your visual and audio likeness being recorded for
reproduction and distribution.
Evaluate the Mississippi River Trail by Bicycle
Mn/DOT recently hosted a series of Mississippi River Trail community meetings. Although the route does utilize some off-the-road trails, the vast majority of the alignment in located upon roads. One of the meeting goals was to confirm the bicycle route for the web-based map Mn/DOT is preparing. There are a few locations where the route for 2010 is undecided/needs further evaluation. Mn/DOT now plans to evaluate the route the best way it knows how…by bicycle. Because the Mississippi River Trail passes through or near your community, Mn/DOT heartily invites you or a representative to join us on one of the evaluation rides. This is your chance to confirm routing through your area on the 2010-2011 map that Mn/DOT is preparing.
Rides | Routes| Distance and | RSVP Date
Celebrating the Age Wave - "Get Ready, Here We
the past five years, Transform 2010 has worked to prepare Minnesota for
the coming age wave of baby boomers. As of November 5th, only 56
days will remain until the leading edge of this generation begins turning
65. By the end of 2019, the entire baby boomer generation will be 55
or older and will represent over 25% of the state’s population.
Minnesotans have much to celebrate and much more to consider as we “get
ready” for 2011 because as the boomers would say, “here we come!”
WHEN | Friday, November 5, 2010
the forum, participants will:
registration information will be available on the Transform 2010 website
in mid-September 2010.
CDC Study Finds Annual Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes Exceeds $99 Billion
amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year - Press
Release from August 25, 2010
BCBS Health Improvement Project Manager Position
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA (BCBSMN) is looking for a Health Improvement Project Manager for the Community Initiatives team in their Center for Prevention. This position is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based health improvement programs. The primary focus of this role is to collaborate with community groups and leaders to implement systems, policy and environmental approaches to addressing health inequities, particularly as they relate to tobacco, healthy eating, and physical activity in the Latino, GLBT, African Immigrant, African American, and Southeast Asian communities. This position requires experience in working inter-culturally in a community setting to address public health issues and expertise in developing and maintaining strong community relationships and providing ongoing support and technical assistance. See attached Position Description for more information.
Mn/DOT State Bicycle Map Project
Mn/DOT is in the process of developing a new State
Bicycle Map. The need for an updated and usable map for bicycle travel
throughout Minnesota is clear.
Where can I get a State Bicycle Map?
Bike Map Information | State Bicycle Maps | State Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee | State Bicycle Map Survey - TAKE THE SURVEY | Sign-up for the State Bicycle Projects Email List | Mississippi River Trail Information
Legal Resources on Safe Routes to School
resources have been developed by the National Policy and Legal Analysis
Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity to provide legal information on the
common barriers to the Safe Routes to School program. Resources include
fact sheets on liability and protecting volunteers, talking points, and
more. | SRTS
A Citizen's Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage your Transportation Agency
city, town and neighborhood deserves great streets. However, in most
cases, the transportation element has been separated from community
planning, which means that community goals often take a backseat to
transportation decisions that focus solely on the movement of the
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