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Equity Starts With Engaging Communities

Equity Starts With Engaging Communities and Responding To Concerns by Mike Bulger, Healthy Communities Project Coordinator, Common Ground Health, Rochester, NY Although there is some public awareness of the higher rates of chronic disease and greater barriers to advancement that affect low-income Americans, we hear less often about how neighborhood environments are at the root of so much of the country's ... Read More »

“Open exchange of ideas around the challenges of creating walking communities”

Professional conferences can be simultaneously eye-opening and frustrating, uplifting and dispiriting, motivational and inert. Why? Because conferences are full of amazing ideas. Ideas that have found success. Ideas that you would love to implement. Ideas that would likely never make it off the ground in your business, organization, location, etc. I recently had the pleasure of attending the America Walks, ... Read More »

“I have to admit, I was in the right place.”

The National Walking Summit was simply a great conference. Upon arriving in Minnesota, I took my first day to the streets and explored the area by foot, getting familiar with the amazing walkability and transportation of the area. My first stop was Raspberry Island which was a great park like area. Now jumping to the actual conference, I started my ... 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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