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document Model Local School Wellness Policies on Physical Activity and Nutrition, National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
This project contains tools that can be used to improve the wellness program in a school system. Included in this project is a sample declaration, calling for improved wellness policies, physical activity programs, ... more >>
document Bicycle Helmets Save Medical Costs for Children, Children's Safety Network
Report provides statistics on the cost of bicycle-related injuries, especially for children, and the benefits of helmet use on injury prevention. ... more >>
document Pedaling for Health, Bikes Belong
This flyer provides information on the health benefits of biking, instructions on maintaining the tires, and positioning to avoid injury. ... more >>
web Getting There Together, Easter Seals Project ACTION
A two-hour training activity designed to teach members of the general public how to work together to support accessible sustainable transportation (i.e., public transportation) in their community. ... more >>
document A Study of Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality, and Health (LUTAQH) in King County, WA, Lawrence Frank & Co., GeoStats, Inc, San Diego State University, University of Cincinnati
This research documents the impact of land use decisions and transportation investments and suggests strategies for allocating resources to encourage more compact, mixed use neighborhoods with more transportation choices. ... more >>
document Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: urban land transport, The Lancet
Comparative Risk Assessment methods were used to estimate the health effects of alternative urban land transport scenarios for two settings -- London, UK, and Delhi, India. ... more >>
document Active Facts: Parks, Trails, and Recreation, Active Living Resource Center
This document stresses the importance of recreation in our everyday lives and the role that parks and trails play in encouraging active lifestyles. It provides indicators to assess your community recreational services. ... more >>
document Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents, International City/County Management Association
This guide explains the connections between active living and social equity, provides a toolbox of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably, and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country. ... more >>
web Active Design Guidelines, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field. ... more >>
document Active Living Approaches by Local Government, International City/County Management Association
This paper discusses the results of surveys of local government officials regarding their ability to encourage active living in communities. ... more >>