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“The National Walking Summit was such an inspiration and a motivating tool”

National Walking Summit – St. Paul, MN September 12 – 15, 2017 I attended the National Walking Summit in St. Paul, MN September 12th-15th.  First of all, I was able to attend the summit thanks to the travel scholarship opportunity that the National Physical Activity Society provided.  I am the Executive Director for a health and wellness coalition in Kansas ... Read More »

“The panicky feeling is gone”

Working in a small, rural health department in Northwest Montana comes with many challenges and job responsibilities.  Like many others, included in my job description is ….. ‘all other duties as assigned’.  Often designated funding is not available to support full time positions focused on particular public health issues such as walkability, Safe Routes to School, built environments, etc.  Often ... Read More »

“I wanted to use this time to learn as much as I could on walkability in small town and rural environments.”

Matt Coleman Primary Prevention Coordinator Tennessee Department of Health The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is committed to accelerating our progress in health in Tennessee.  Our nation is suffering from an epidemic of chronic disease, a preventable epidemic enabled by the places, spaces, and choices that challenge our health on a daily basis.  This is the health crisis of our ... Read More »

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