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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 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 »

Always Something Exciting at The National Walking Summit

By Mary Michaels, Public Health Prevention Coordinator, Sioux Falls Health Department, Sioux Falls, SD Thanks to the generous support of the National Physical Activity Society, I had the pleasure of attending the recent National Walking Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota. In my good fortune, I have now attended all three Summits, and each one had its own air of excitement. ... Read More »

Let’s Talk about the Weather

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Let’s talk about the weather. In designing physical activity interventions -- or even personal plans -- outdoor conditions are more than just small talk. Northern states in many months must consider snow pile on sidewalks, dangerously low temperatures, and impossibility of bicycling. Some larger places like Minneapolis have interconnected covered walking systems that allow freedom of movement without concern for ... Read More »

Scholarships to the National Walking Summit

The National Physical Activity Society is offering scholarships to attend the National Walking Summit in St Paul, Minnesota, September 13-15, 2017. Purpose The National Physical Activity Society is a sponsor of the 2017 National Walking Summit. As part of our professional development, NPAS is creating a scholarship program to offer five (5) full scholarships to the summit. The primary purposes ... Read More »

Fenton webinar now available

The February NPAS webinar with Mark Fenton is now available online. By special arrangement with Mark, we are posting this webinar for public access. (Most of our webinars are archived as a benefit for paid members of NPAS.) Mark has some ideas, culled from extensive experience with communities, on how we should and shouldn't promote physical activity in our communities. The ... Read More »

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