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Supporting the Whole Child: “SEL-ing” Physical Activity and Play

During this webinar, Action for Healthy Kids will look at why incorporating social-emotional learning into physical activity opportunities in the upcoming school year must be prioritized and what strategies can be utilized to ensure the greatest impact. Register Here

Back to School in COVID-19 Era

During this webinar, participants will discuss how to keep teachers, faculty, students and their families safe during the upcoming school year. This webinar will feature resource and information for schools around cleaning, health services, COVID-19 prevention and more.  Register here.

Move with Me: Mindfulness for Energy and Expression

This webinar is designed for kids! During this 30-minute session, kids will have the opportunity to follow along with mindfulness practices and discover simple tools that can to slow down and reflect on how we feel, both physically and emotionally, and better understand the world around us. Register Here

Staying Connected with Your School and Community Amid Uncertainty

In this webinar, parents and families will learn simple strategies and tools to help prioritize staying connected with community networks and will look at ways to build and maintain strong relationships with your child’s school. Register Here

2020 CHSC Virtual Convening

OPCE is looking forward to hosting the 2020 CHSC Virtual Convening to celebrate and reflect on all that’s been accomplished over the last five years of the CHSC grant. From passing policies, to making infrastructure changes, to developing and strengthening relationships, you all have truly helped your schools and communities create environments that enable people […]

School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) 101!

During this webinar, participants will learn how School Health Advisory Councils can play a role in the pandemic response in schools Register Here

Staying Connected with Staff and Families Amid Uncertainty

In this webinar, educators and school staff will learn about simple strategies and tools that can help you stay with your school health team and look at ways to build and maintain strong relationships with families in this uncharted landscape. Register Here

Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt

During this webinar, author Angie Schmitt will discuss her book, which outlines how pedestrian deaths are not unavoidable “accidents,” but rather predictable events that fall along geographic patterns and are reinforced by racist policies and practices. These policies and practices contribute to systemic inequities we see today where immigrants, People of Color, the elderly and […]

Breathe with Me: Mindfulness for Emotion Regulation

This webinar is designed for kids! During this 30-minute session, kids will have the opportunity to follow along with mindfulness practices and discover simple tools that can help manage emotions and build relationships with others. Register Here

Safe Routes for Older Adults: Walking, Cycling, and Transit

During this webinar, Safe Routes Partnership will discuss the growing need for mobility options, creating inclusive and accessible environments, and how we can support community members throughout their lives.  Register here.

Reopening: What’s the Plan to Keep Kids Healthy?

During this webinar, school district administrators from around the US will share how they have developed plans for reopening schools that aim to address the whole child, rather than focusing exclusively on academics. Register Here

How can we move Complete Streets forward in the region

In this webinar, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council will convene local experts, advocates, and government officials to discuss how to incorporate Complete Streets principles and technology into your transportation projects.  Register here.

Discovering Potential Market for the Integration of Public Transportation & Emerging Shared-Mobility Services

With the goal of promoting sustainable transportation models, a research project was conducted to look at how shared-mobility services impact car ownership and ridership of public transportation. The two questions that will be explored in this webinar are, 1) Where is the demand for use of shared mobility services vs. cars vs. public transportation, and […]

Ensuring Equity in Public Space

In this webinar, participants will learn about ways in which public spaces can be created and organized to be more accessible and equitable. Register here.

Change for Good Town Hall

The crises facing the US have shown just how much children and families rely on schools for daily meals, outdoor space, and critical mental and physical health services. Healthy Schools Campaign is hosting a virtual town hall to hear from national and local leaders, education and health experts to discuss the importance of schools and […]

Trail Analytics and Data Storytelling

This webinar will present ways in which data can be collected and utilized to support trail planning and promotion.  Register here. 

Soda Taxes as Community-Centered Investments to Advance Health, Justice and Racial Equity

During this webinar held by the Praxis Project, participants will learn about how base-building organizations are being funded to improve health justice through taxes on sugary beverages. Participants will hear from Berkeley’s Measure D, the first municipal soda tax in the US, and will discuss how tax revenue can be used to support community-based work. […]

Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

In this webinar hosted by America Walks, Andre M. Perry will discuss his book, Know Your Prince: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Dr. Perry will highlight five Black Majority cities and provide an analysis of how the strengths of these cities have been devalued. Through this presentation, participants will better understand […]

Walk Bike Places Virtual Conference

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This virtual conference is produced by Project for Public Spaces and is designed for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors. The focus of this year’s conference is implementation. The conference will consist of nearly 100 participant-led breakout sessions to discuss how to “get things done” to support active transportation. This […]

MPO and DOT Partnership for Complete Streets Projects

In this webinar, participants will discuss the importance of interagency partnerships in delivering effective pedestrian safety projects. Specifically, this webinar will discuss how the Broward MPO partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to plan, design, and implement roadway projects that enhance safety and livability for people of all ages and abilities.  Register here.

Applying Dutch Cycling Principles in the U.S.

Countries around the world have long admired the Netherlands for their impressive cycling infrastructure and culture. In this webinar, organized by the Dutch Cycling Embassy; the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Office of Infrastructure and Water Management; the League of American Bicyclists; and the Federal Highway Administration; participants will learn about the key […]

Achieving Health Equity with Inclusive Interdisciplinary Walk/Move Audits

This webinar is hosted by the American Public Health Association, Montana Disability and Health Program, and Lakeshore Foundation. In this webinar, participants will hear from national and local experts about their interdisciplinary research and advocacy-based perspectives on creating inclusive, walkable, and moveable communities. The webinar will discuss spatial privilege and provide tools for inclusion.  Register […]

Planning for the Next Normal at School: Key starter plays for prioritizing health when schools re-open

In this webinar hosted by Kaiser Permanente, participants will learn about evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures that have been developed and shared by nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations. This session will offer a deep dive into the five chapters of the developed "playbook" : COVID-19 prevention, Mental Health & Well-being, Social Drivers of […]

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

In this webinar hosted by America Walks, author Florence Williams will share her research on nature's positive effects on the brain. Participants will learn how spending time in the natural world can improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships.  Register here.

Modeling Health: How Health Systems Can Take Action to Reduce Sugary Drinks

This webinar hosted by the Public Health Law Center and the American Cancer Society is the first of a four-part webinar series on creating healthier food and beverage environments in hospitals and healthcare settings. This session with focus on sugary drinks and their contribution to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, […]

US COVID Atlas: Exploring Data to Move to Action

During this webinar, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will be joined by Marynia Kolak, Assistant Director for Health Informatics at the Center for Spatial Data Science. During this webinar, participants will explore the features of the US COVID Atlas, including county-level data, as well as examine the tools social and economic measures, which provide a […]

What’s Systemic and Institutional Racism Got To Do With It?

In this webinar, the Racial Equity Institute will provide an in-depth understanding of what strategic and institutional racism is, and how it has shaped the order of every community, organizational, and institutional culture in this country.  Register here.

Anti-Hunger Programs in Response to COVID-19

This webinar, hosted by Hunger Solutions New York, is designed to provide school nutrition directors with an overview of the new crisis response program - Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT). P-EBT will provide families with $420 in food benefits for every child who qualified to eat reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more about communicating […]

Making Strides 2020: A Look at Our State Report Cards

In this webinar, Safe Routes Partnership will highlight the newly updated state report cards which outline the degree of support for walking and biking. Participants will look over the changes in report cards from 2018, learn about core topic areas and indicators, and discuss how state policies and action can create more active and resilient […]

Walking as a Practice: What does it Mean to You?

In this webinar hosted by America Walks, participants will discuss all the ways in which walking is ingrained in our life (whether it be on foot or on wheels). This session will focus on examples of walking as a practice and discuss how walking can break down barriers in our communities. Register here.

Evaluating Road Diets: Recent Research and Case Studies

During this webinar, panelists will share recent research on the effects of road diets (also known as roadway reconfiguration), new guidelines for implementation, and case studies of recently completed projects. Register here.

Healthy Corner Stores: response to COVID-19 and Emerging Best Practices

During this webinar, the Healthy Food Access Portal and the Food Trust’s Center for Healthy Food Access are joining forces to discuss how healthy corner store programming has shifted in response to COVID-19. Participants will learn about emerging best practices that are being used across the country to assist store owners.  Register here.

Increases in Food Insecurity Due to COVID-19: What Can be Done?

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn extensive attention to the problem of food insecurity throughout the US. In this webinar, participants will be provided an overview of the food insecurity landscape pre-COVID-19 and how this is likely to change in the near-term. Speaker Dr. Gunderson will discuss how SNAP can be leveraged to reduce the magnitude […]

Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

American Indians and Alaska Natives are more likely to be killed while walking than any other racial or ethnic group. The recorded pedestrian death rate is almost five times the national average. Hear from panelists representing government agencies, research organizations, and the communities of Pueblo of Laguna and Yakama Nation share potential solutions to pedestrian […]

Practically Speaking: COVID-19 in an Unequal World

In this presentation hosted by NYSHealth, participants will contemplate actionable ideas to better serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will focus more specifically on the impact of COVID-19 on people of color and low-income communities in New York State.  Register here. 

Food Procurement for a More Just Food System

During this webinar, participants will learn about how institutional food purchasing can be used to build a more just food system and promote economic and health equity. The webinar will highlight the connection between procurement and health equity, the value of local economic and diversity in food business, procurement policies and their intersection with COVID-19, […]

Equitable Inclusion in Virtual Community Engagement

During this webinar series hosted by Smart Growth America, participants will hear from local leaders, developers, and advocates on how they are continuing to stay in touch, share ideas, and get interactive feedback to keep critical decisions moving forward during this time of physical distancing. In this June 16th webinar, a panel of experts will […]

COVID-19: Meeting Students’ Nutritional Needs Next School Year

During this webinar, participants will discuss COVID-19’s impact on school meals and the importance of connecting with district and community stakeholders to ensure students’ nutrition needs are met in the coming school year. This webinar will outline best practices, including operating innovative service models and community eligibility. Register here.

Session #5 – Using Communication Strategies and Activities for Disseminating Project Successes and Resources

The Virtual Disability Inclusion Summit will feature a webinar series highlighting the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model. The webinar series will discuss lessons learned from the Healthy Communities pilot project, a six-phase approach towards inclusive community change that focuses on strategies and resources to reach people with disabilities where they live, learn, work, play and receive […]

Moving While Learning: A Free School-to Home Online Video Resource

This webinar will be hosted by Active Schools. Call-in information is below: Click on this link to join the Zoom webinar: https://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/dIaEdlbzAzc0xwbXZheXhPVHphUT09/5pmtxx/517815631?h=z_5hUpE59nLS2j27vG6xqliXdR6W1rmBGEB15Z8E1CM Use your computer audio or call (646)558-8656, 96770914489# US Meeting ID: 967 7091 4489 Password: 967780

Developing and Delivering Pedestrian Safety Projects

During this webinar, hear from State DOT and local agencies about independent and joint efforts to improve pedestrian safety. Topics will include location identification, countermeasure selection, and project implementation with an emphasis on quick project delivery. Register here. 

How to reopen K-12 schools in the safety way possible: A path forward for education on COVID-19

In this webinar, experts in public health, school architecture, and health education will come together to discuss how schools can begin to plan for reopening and what they can do to begin taking action. Most notably, Shana Green, a former middle school P.E. teacher, will discuss implications for physical activity and physical education when space […]

Session #4 – Implementing and Evaluating Inclusive Policy, System, and Environmental Changes towards Healthy Living with A Focus on Disability Inclusion

The Virtual Disability Inclusion Summit will feature a webinar series highlighting the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model. The webinar series will discuss lessons learned from the Healthy Communities pilot project, a six-phase approach towards inclusive community change that focuses on strategies and resources to reach people with disabilities where they live, learn, work, play and receive […]

‘In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration’: A conversation with author and neuroscientist Shane O’Mara

During this webinar, participants will hear from author, neuroscientist, and walking advocate, Shane O’Mara about his new book, ‘In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration’. The webinar will highlight how walking relates to mental and social health and creativity. Shane will also discuss what policy changes can be supported to promote walking and walkability.  […]

Tools & Techniques for Virtual Community Engagement

During this webinar series hosted by Smart Growth America, participants will hear from local leaders, developers, and advocates on how they are continuing to stay in touch, share ideas, and get interactive feedback to keep critical decisions moving forward during this time of physical distancing. In this June 2nd webinar, experts and practitioners will share […]

Findings From 15 Years Of Travel Surveys At Portland Area Transit-oriented Developments

During this webinar, participants will hear how transit-oriented developments (TODs) are perceived throughout the Portland region, how different factions relate to one another, and how attitudes and behaviors have changed over time. This assessment will inform participants on how to secure buy in for TODs and what to expect along the way. Register here.

Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space

During this webinar hosted by America Walks, participants will hear from bike and pedestrian experts on how they’re responding to increasing demands for safe public space for walking and cycling during COVID-19. Presenters will highlight how they’re collecting and analyzing data to identify community-based factors that may impact the success of these strategies.  Register here. 

Don’t Look Back: Equity and Recovery in Public Space During COVID-19

During this webinar, participants will discuss the ways in which COVID-19 has laid bare issues regarding systemic inequality in our communities. This webinar will highlight considerations for recovering from the pandemic in a way that supports equity. Topics of discussion will include the relationship between private and public space, how different communities experience comfort, perceived […]

STEP Up Campaign for Pedestrian Safety

This webinar will provide an overview of the Safe Transportation of Every Pedestrian (STEP) campaign. This campaign has been successful in producing valuable resources and providing technical assistance on proven countermeasures for pedestrian safety. The STEP campaign is encouraging people to push these measures forward in Summer 2020 by focusing on three key safety areas: […]

Session #3 – Prioritizing Needs, Action Planning, and Implementing Inclusive Policy, System, and Environmental Changes at the Local Level

The Virtual Disability Inclusion Summit will feature a webinar series highlighting the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model. The webinar series will discuss lessons learned from the Healthy Communities pilot project, a six-phase approach towards inclusive community change that focuses on strategies and resources to reach people with disabilities where they live, learn, work, play and receive […]

CDC Live Stakeholder Call: Workplaces and Transit

The CDC is helping communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting a series of stakeholder calls. This call will focus on Workplaces and Transit. Register here.

CDC Live Stakeholder Call: Youth Sports

The CDC is helping communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting a series of stakeholder calls. This call will focus on Youth Sports. Register here.

Placemaking – Engaging Community in a Time of Physical Distancing

This webinar will introduce participants to the role that placemaking and community engagement plays in creating healthy, equitable, and resilient communities. With physical distancing measures due to COVID-19, communities are getting creative and organizing digital gathering spaces, affecting how people relate to their local environments and one another.  Register here. 

CDC Live Stakeholder Call: Schools and Childcare Programs

The CDC is helping communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting a series of stakeholder calls. This call will focus on Schools and Childcare Programs. Register here.

Session #2 – Coalition/Partner Commitment and Inclusive Assessment/Training for Healthy Communities

The Virtual Disability Inclusion Summit will feature a webinar series highlighting the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model. The webinar series will discuss lessons learned from the Healthy Communities pilot project, a six-phase approach towards inclusive community change that focuses on strategies and resources to reach people with disabilities where they live, learn, work, play and receive […]

Part 2: Quick Build Networks for All

During this webinar, participants will hear how cities across the US are planning and prioritizing networks that support biking and walking, working to integrate active travel into their transportation system. This presentation will highlight how cities are using rapid deployment and quick-build techniques to deliver multimodal facilities that support safety and comfort and broader community […]

CDC Live Stakeholder Call: Youth Programs and Camps

The CDC is helping communities plan for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting a series of stakeholder calls. This call will focus on Youth Programs and Camps. Register here.

Session #1 – Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities (DHC) – A Project Overview

The Virtual Disability Inclusion Summit will feature a webinar series highlighting the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model. The webinar series will discuss lessons learned from the Healthy Communities pilot project, a six-phase approach towards inclusive community change that focuses on strategies and resources to reach people with disabilities where they live, learn, work, play and receive […]

Part 1: Quick Build Networks for All

During this webinar, participants will hear how cities across the US are planning and prioritizing networks that support biking and walking, working to integrate active travel into their transportation system. This presentation will highlight how cities are using rapid deployment and quick-build techniques to deliver multimodal facilities that support safety and comfort and broader community […]

Walking and Walkability in the Time of COVID-19: New Policies and Practices

During this webinar hosted by America Walks, participants will have the opportunity to hear from panelists about how physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, and a slower economy is impacting walking and walkability efforts. This webinar will outline how new policies and practices as well as the national walking movement are being influenced by the coronavirus and […]

COVID-19 Response: Local Approaches to Food Access

During this webinar hosted by Cities of Service, four panelists from cities across the US will discuss creative ways they’re working to improve food distribution to ensure that folks can find and afford food during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Register here. 

The Many Benefits of Reducing Car Dependence

This webinar will discuss research that highlights the household- and community-level benefits of reducing car dependence. Participants will engage with the many negative financial, public health, environmental and social impacts that car-dependent societies experience and learn how land use and transportation planning can be utilized to support healthier, safer communities. Register here.

Kinesthetic Strategies to Improve Math Outcomes

During this webinar, Suzy Koontz from Math & Movement will present on kinesthetic strategies that can support students’ focus, fluency, and critical thinking skills. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual e-book, and six digital counting banners. This webinar is also available at 10am on May 12th and 14th.  Register here. 

Supporting Student Success through School Health Policy

In light of COVID-19, school districts are working to leverage school health policies to support children’s health and learning while there at home. This includes making policy changes to support access to healthy meals, deliver telehealth services and implement programs to support the mental health of staff and students. To participate in this interactive webinar, […]

Planning a Healthy School Year

In this webinar hosted by Action for Healthy Kids, participants will learn how they can utilize existing resources and leverage new skills to integrate health and wellness lessons and initiatives throughout the entire school year. Participants will assess current practices, develop action plans, and brainstorm ways to implement new ideas and initiatives. Register here.

Words Matter: Effective Vision Zero Messaging

This webinar will detail how to use language to talk about transportation safety work in a way that helps communities understand and get on board with existing projects. This webinar will explore the power of words by reflecting on existing attitudes and embedded biases/assumptions around common transportation terminology.  Register here.   

Adapting Streets to COVID-19

During this webinar, the League of American Bicyclists and a group of advocates will present on the need for cities to adapt their streets to support biking and walking at a safe distance.  Register here.

Centering Equity in Reducing Sugary Drink Consumption

ChangeLab Solutions will be presenting on the latest research and strategies for reducing sugary drink consumption. This webinar will also highlight how to support communities that are most affected by targeting marketing and a lack of access to healthy food.  Register here. 

Enhancing Mobility, Access and Safety for Pedestrians (Part 2)

This two-part webinar series will highlight the importance of considering the mobility and accessibility needs of all pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have low vision. Part 1 of the series will explore wayfinding, highlighting various innovative strategies for aiding the process of navigating along streets and at crossing locations.  Register here. 

Caring for the Education Community During COVID-19: Finding Balance in Disorienting Times

Kaiser Permanente, Sanford Harmony, and Healthier Generation are teaming up to provide practical tips for finding balance during this challenging time of COVID-19. This interactive webinar will introduce tips such as setting boundaries, understanding when and how to use gratitude, and learning how to complain effectively.   Register here.

Enhancing Mobility, Access and Safety for Pedestrians (Part I)

This two-part webinar series will highlight the importance of considering the mobility and accessibility needs of all pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have low vision. Part 1 of the series will offer information on how persons who are blind or have low vision travel, and how built environments and other changes have influenced […]

Complete Streets Responses to COVID-19

This webinar hosted by Smart Growth America will highlight how cities are mitigating the effects of COVID-19. Speakers from cities across the US will discuss how they’re continuing to support Complete Streets efforts, including increasing access to the outdoors while reinforcing safe distance between all users of the road. Register here.

Maintaining Program Participation During COVID-19

During this webinar, participants will discuss the need to maintain momentum and sustain programming that supports children and access to food throughout the entirety of COVID-19. This webinar will discuss strategies in addressing meal service to meet to evolving needs of the pandemic.  Register here.

Creating a Framework for Public Space Management in New York City

In New York City, managing public space is the responsibility of business improvement districts, leaving up to 98% of the city with no public space management capabilities. This mismanagement of public space has become especially apparent in light of COVID-19. During this webinar, participants will hear from the Founder of OpenPlans and transportation advocate Mark […]

Considerations for Selecting Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Locations

Although the pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) is a countermeasure available to improve bike and pedestrian safety at uncontrolled crossing locations, agencies are often under how, when, and where they should install PHBs. This webinar will highlight research that evaluates the success of reducing speed and improving safety at PHB locations and what other factors must […]

Understanding Safe Systems as the Foundation of Vision Zero

This webinar will explain what a “Safe Systems” approach is in the context of Vision Zero. Participants will hear case studies from around the world on how to effectively apply Safe Systems principles to Vision Zero work.  Register here. 

Racial Equity, Hunger, and COVID-19

Racial Equity and Hunger National Learning Network are hosting this webinar to discuss what responses need to happen to apply a racial equity lens to the current COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will highlight both the measures that have been taken that fail to consider the needs of communities of color as well as propose what […]

Making Strong Neighborhood Investments

In this webinar, Charles Marohn of Strong Towns will return to highlight how risky, low returning projects too often become expensive projects that haunt communities. Public officials and community advocates are looking for ways to instead take a “Neighborhood First” approach. Charles Marohn will discuss how this can be done by making small, incremental investments […]

Sustaining the Work

Sustaining the Work: Leveraging Existing Resources to Keep Your Program in Motion During this webinar hosted by Action for Healthy Kids, participants will learn how to approach school wellness programs, initiatives, and events with the lens of sustainability. Register here.

Smart growth recommendations for recovery

In this webinar, Smart Growth America will offer recommendations for recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will focus on specific policy proposals based on the stimulus of 2009 and Smart Growth’s expertise in infrastructure and community development.  Register here. 

Responding to Waves of Extreme Events: Long-Term and Short-Term Sustainability and Resiliency from Philly and Fayetteville

Participants will hear from sustainability leaders on how city design can be informed by the changing climate and major events such as COVID-19. This webinar will ask the question of how city planners and community leaders can balance addressing critical needs while driving ambitious sustainability and resiliency strategies.  Register here. 

Start your transportation research with TRID

This webinar will offer an overview of TRID - an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database Register here. 

The Economic of Development 202

This webinar will build off of concepts presented in The Economics of Development 101 (held 3/31). Joe Minicozzi will return to challenge the way you think about the cost of development, sprawl, and the value of land.  Learn more and register here. 

Moving Toward Equitable Transit-Oriented Developments by Integrating Transit and Housing

Transit-oriented developments (TODs) often increase property values and raise property tax revenue. TODs, however, raise rent of renters who often rely on transit more than homeowners. This webinar will ask the question of whether TODs actually reduce transportation expenditures and make the case for more equitable TODs. Register here.

Rural Community Development Initiative

This webinar will help people learn how to apply for Rural Community Development Initiative grants. This session will cover program requirements, scoring criteria and application deadlines. Register here.

Designing the Megaregion and Healing the Divided City

This webinar will examine 12 urban megaregions throughout the US where the majority of infrastructure investment is happening. While this investment is reviving many cities, is it failing to consider sustainability and health of these regions while contributing to increased inequality. This webinar will discuss frameworks that can be adopted within existing governmental and real […]

Confessions of a Traffic Engineer

In this webinar, Charles Marohn, the president of Strong Towns, will address transportation spending. This webinar is designed to help local decision-makers and invested citizens determine how to spend precious transportation dollars to get the best return on investment. Learn more and register here. 

Disaster Recovery for the Food System

The CDFA is hosting a Food Systems Finance Webinar series. The first session will feature speakers discussing how to get creative about financing local food economies during this time of unprecedented crisis. Register here.

Closing Streets to Create Space for Walking and Biking During COVID-19

Although public health experts are reinforcing the importance of being physically active, communities with denser populations are finding it difficult to use outdoor spaces while maintaining the advised 6 feet of social distance. Cities are beginning to practice "open streets" or "car-free streets" by shutting down major thoroughfares to ensure all people have access to […]

Global Learnings for U.S. Vision Zero Movement

In this webinar, participants will hear from researchers, advocates, and corporate leaders speak to the U.S. Vision Zero/traffic safety movement. Specifically, this webinar will highlight the takeaways from the recent Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, and the Stockholm Declaration, which sets the goals and strategies to half road deaths globally in the next […]

Online Learning Institute: Bringing It All Together

Springboard to Active Schools is hosting a virtual training on CSPAP on 3/31: https://schoolspringboard.org/event/online-learning-institute-bringing-it-all-together-creating-a-culture-of-physical-activity/

The Economic of Development 101

During this webinar, Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3 will present on how local data can be used to understand how development of your town or city impacts its economic health. This webinar will feature a number of case studies that highlight how cities can be equipped to forecast fiscal sustainability along development patterns.  Learn more […]

Keys to Fundraising During a Crisis

This webinar will discuss how to approach fundraising during a time of crisis. Submit your questions by 5pm Friday, March 27th here to have them answered at the beginning of the webinar. Register here.

When Everyone is Team Digital

w/ speakers Mike Liddell, GM of Digital, NGP VAN + EveryAction and Madeline Stanionis, Partner, M&R Strategies Register here.

ProAct Now: Planning Effectively in a Rapidly Changing World

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network will be convening to discuss how communities can prepare effectively and holistically in an era driven by rapid change: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, artificial intelligence, workforce automation, and more. Register here.

The ABC’s of Administrative Law in Public Health Pt.2

Changelab Solutions is partnering with CDC's Public Health Law Program and NACCHO to host a two-part webinar series on administrative law. Administrative law governs how public health agencies implement and enforce their policies and programs at all levels. In this webinar, The ABC's of Administrative Law in Public Health Practice: Part 2, participants hear from […]

Policy to Practice: Prioritizing Pedestrians

Complete Streets 301: Policy to Practice: What does prioritizing pedestrians actually looks like During this webinar, experts such as Remix, Our Streets Minneapolis, City of Minneapolis and the National Complete Streets Coalition will present on how Minneapolis has utilized policy, advocacy, and safer street design to prioritize pedestrian safety. Register here.

Planning and Policymaking for Transit-Oriented Development, Transit, and Active Transport in California Cities

During this webinar, participants will hear from local planners involved in California’s transit-oriented development (TOD)- development located near high-quality transit access. TOD aims to support revitalization and accessibility efforts, but is often very difficult in the face of institutional hurdles, regulation, politics and financing. Presenters will walk participants through the dynamics that either helped or […]

The Praxis Project’s Working Principles for Health Justice & Racial Equity

This webinar hosted by the Praxis Project is the first of a webinar series titled, “Centering Community in Public Health”. The webinar series is focused on supporting collaboration between community partners and traditional institutions working to improve health justice and racial equity in high-need communities. In this webinar, participants will develop skills on centering community […]

Integrating Safe System with Movement and Place

This webinar focuses on integrating Safe Systems design with Movement and Place for vulnerable road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists. Participants will hear from Bruce Corben, a road safety practitioner. Register here.

Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments

Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments to Advance Health Equity In this webinar hosted by ChangeLab Solutions and RTI International, participants will learn about the policies and programs that shape food environments in juvenile justice facilities. Register here.

Parents and School Nutrition: How to Engage Support

This is the third webinar in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. During this webinar, participants will debunk common myths regarding parent perception of school meals and learn how school nutrition departments can most effectively and authentically engage with parents. Register here.

When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure

When Growth Outpaces Infrastructure: A Community-Engaged Assessment of Transportation Gaps A study conducted by Jandel Crutchfield and Kate Hyun from the University of Texas at Arlington assessed the gaps between economic growth and transportation infrastructure development in North Central Texas. It was found that these gaps had huge implications for access to affordable housing, employment, […]

Congestion Con: How more lanes and more money equal more traffic

In an expensive effort to curb congestion in urban regions, we have overwhelmingly prioritized one strategy for decades: widening and building new highways. We added 30,511 new freeway lane-miles of road in the largest 100 urbanized areas between 1993 and 2017, an increase of 42 percent. That rate of road expansion significantly outstripped the 32 […]

Healthy Food at School: SEL Opportunities

This webinar is the second in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. In this webinar, participants will learn how efforts aimed at supporting healthy meal programs can support the whole child. Register here.

Walkability at the Ballot Box

Given that 2020 marks another election year, this webinar with America Walks will highlight the different ways that one can engage with candidates and local officials to advocate for walkability initiatives.  Register here.

Enhancing School Nutrition with AFHK and CATCH

Join Alliance for Healthy Kids and CATCH Global Foundation in a discussion of the ways that schools can enhance nutrition programming for students. During this webinar, participants will receive a number of health education resources to help coordinate efforts. Register here.

How to Negotiate in Government

This webinar is designed to offer skills and guidance to public servants who are frequently working across factions or political parties in order to forward initiatives or develop new policies. Register here.

Gender and Mobility Through the Course of Life

The Transportation Research Board and Advancing Women in Transportation are teaming up to explore the intersection of transportation and gender. This webinar will feature two sessions. The first session will detail how major life events and changes impact a person's mode of travel as it relates to gender. The second session will focus on gender […]

The ABC’s of Administrative Law in Public Health Pt. 1

Changelab Solutions is partnering with CDC'c Public Health Law Program and NACCHO to host a two-part webinar series on administrative law. Administrative law governs how public health agencies implement and enforce their policies and programs at all levels. In this webinar, The ABC's of Administrative Law in Public Health Practice: Part 1, participants will learn […]

School Meals: Support Students Health and Learning

This webinar is the first in Action for Health Kids' Optimal Nutrition Series. Join to discuss the impact that school meals and accessibility to healthy foods have on students' ability to learn. This webinar will be especially timely for celebrating National School Breakfast Week and National Nutrition Month. Register here.

Fast Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study

This webinar will introduce the philosophy of tactical urbanism. The webinar will outline two projects, one in New York City and one in the City of Everett, and highlight how they managed to improve transit speed, access and ridership at a fraction of the cost and time of conventional projects. Register here.

Walkability for All: Putting Equity into Practice

Join America Walks in a discussion on how to shift the focus from equity to one of building equitable communities. During this webinar, participants will learn about the ways individuals and communities are contributing to more walkable and moveable spaces for all.    Register here.

Exploring Social-Emotional Learning Through Movement: A Win-Win

This is the seventh and final in the Active Classrooms Webinar Series from Active Schools. This webinar will explore research that has shown that SEL program are most effective when they incorporate physical activity. Learn more about how you can better align SEL programs with physical activity program to boost outcomes within students.  Register here.

District-Wide Commitment to Classroom Physical Activity and School Movement Labs: The Alief Independent School District Story

This is the sixth in the Active Classroom Webinar Series from Active Schools. Join this webinar to learn how one school district engaged in a district-wide effort to offer students the opportunity to engage in physical activity before, during and after school. In this webinar, learn how you can encourage your district to commit to […]

Online Learning Institute: Moving Towards Equity – Reaching Every Student Through Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools

Springboard to Active Schools, the Georgia Health Policy Center, and the University of Michigan are presenting on the disparities that exist in the implementation of CSPAP components that often reinforce existing health inequities. Through the examination of two case studies, participants will explore ways to integrate health equity principals into current and future physical education […]

Schools Are the Key to Improving Student Health

Thank you to everyone who joined our webinar this afternoon: Sustaining CHSC Initiatives Through Diverse Funding Streams: DSRIP. Below is another webinar opportunity that will expand on these themes and highlight the connection between Medicaid funding and schools.  In December 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) clarified the way that Medicaid reimburses for […]

Physical Education Teachers Can Influence and Support Classroom Physical Activity

This is the fifth in the Active Classroom Webinar Series from Active Schools. This webinar will highlight ways that physical education teachers can serve as advocates for classroom physical activity. Hear from four PE teachers who have provided training to and cheered on their fellow colleagues. Register here.

State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America

Join the Trust for America’s Health in a discussion on the national obesity crisis, its health impacts, and how leaders at all levels of governance are working to address its challenges. During this webinar, participants will look into the TFAH’s 2019 State of Obesity report and hear from professionals on the latest promising efforts to […]

Classroom Management in the Garden

This webinar will highlight classroom management techniques that can be utilized in garden settings. This webinar emphasizes the importance of play when creating a successful and sustainable garden program. Participants will learn about creating routines, organizing equipment, utilizing garden stations, involving volunteer Register here. 

Physical Activity in the Classroom: Get Kids Active with Free Brain Boost Video

This is the fourth in the Active Classrooms Webinar Series from Active Schools. Participants will learn about the benefit of brain boosts that can be easily integrated into the classroom schedule. This webinar will also highlight free, online resources for kids of all ages, including Hop Hop Public Health, GoNoodle, and UNICEF Kid Power. Register […]

How We in State Health Departments can Support Active People, Healthy Nation

This month, the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) is launching Active People, Healthy Nation - Creating an Active America, Together. This initiative is aiming to get 27 million people more physically active by 2027. During this webinar, Ken Rose, the Director of the Active People, Healthy Nation, will explain the initiative, […]

The State of Transportation and Health Equity

Smart Growth America recently published a field scan informed by 92 experts that analyses the intersection of transportation and health equity. To learn more about the biggest challenges to health equity facing our transportation system at the local, state, and federal levels, register for Smart Growth’s webinar here. 

Teach Your First Mindful Movement Class

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who has taken the necessary steps to set up a mindful movement program or event, but is looking for extra guidance on how to conduct it. This session will feature tips and resources to help integrate mindful movement […]

The State of Transportation and Health Equity

The State of Transportation and Health Equity is a field scan informed by 92 experts working across disciplines at various levels of governance. In this webinar, hosted by Smart Growth America, participants will explore the intersection of health equity and transportation. Register here. 

Navigating New Mobility: Emerging Technologies and Cities

The Transportation Research and Education Center is hosting a webinar on how autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, and the sharing economy are changing transportation and land use of our cities. This webinar will review the research that has been done to assess how safety, social equity, active transportation, sustainability, and the metropolitan footprint will be affected.  Register […]

Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities

As autonomous vehicles, e-commerce and the sharing economy become more relevant, land use and transportation in cities across America is changing rapidly, impacting safety, social equity, active transportation, the environment and more. During the webinar hosted by Urbanism Next, researchers will discuss what they’ve learned about how cities are navigating new mobility and urban technologies.  […]

Lobbying and Advocacy 101 for Nonprofits

On January 15th, the WELL Campaign will be hosting a free webinar, Lobbying and Advocacy 101 for Nonprofits. This webinar will outline what advocacy and lobbying are and are not, highlight how nonprofits can influence public policy, and address the myths around lobbying restrictions at the federal, state and local level. Register here. 

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who is interested in learning about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in the classroom. Yoga Foster offers training, lesson plans and resources to make it easy to get programs up and running quickly.    Register here. 

Introduction to Mindful Movement

On December 4th and January 8th, Yoga Foster is hosting a webinar on introducing mindfulness and movement to classrooms. This webinar will feature a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Register for the December 4th session and the January 8th session. 

Walking into the New Year

During this webinar, participants will hear from America Walks about various steps individuals and communities are taking to promote walkability and how these programs and partnerships are improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of all.  Register here.

Teach Your First Mindful Movement Class

This 30-minute webinar hosted by Yoga Foster is designed for any school teacher, administrator, or yoga instructor who has taken the necessary steps to set up a mindful movement program or event, but is looking for extra guidance on how to conduct it. This session will feature tips and resources to help integrate mindful movement […]

Grant FUNding – Need it? Want it?

This webinar aims to ease the stress and concerns around securing funding. Participants will learn about tips and resources that can help grantees secure funding for PE and health and wellness programs.  Register here. 

Online Learning Institute: Moving for Success – Concrete Strategies for School Leaders to Implement High-Quality Enhanced Physical Education Policy and Practice

The Illinois Public Health Institute and Springboard for Active Schools opened registration for a free webinar that advises participants on the importance of cultivating school and community champions for the sake of creating lasting, policy-level change. Through this workshop, participants will be exposed to a series of case studies on districts that have successfully addressed […]

Letting Bike Riders Catch the Green Wave

In this webinar hosted by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, presenters will share how Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) can be used by bicyclists in the same way that it is used by motorists. GLOSA is a new technology that allows motorists to set their speed along corridors to maximize their chances […]

Levers for Improving Transportation for Women in Cities: Data, Security, and Access

In this webinar, Heather Allen - an international expert on gender and transport - will address the changes that we must make in our approach to urban transport networks. Participants will hear her case studies and emerging best practices for urban practitioners that have been inspired to make transportation decisions easier for women - especially […]

Moving for Success – Concrete Strategies for School Leaders to Implement High-Quality Enhanced Physical Education Policy and Practice

In this webinar hosted by Springboard to Active Schools, participants will explore the best ways to engage with district and state level leadership to win their support for high-quality PE practices and policies. Participants will learn from real-world case studies and interact with one another to apply these lessons to their own specific contexts. Register […]

Complete Streets for Healthy Living

The National Complete Streets Coalition and Trust for America’s Health are sharing the newest State of Obesity report and highlighting how active transportation policy can improve the health of Americans. Learn from three professionals about the intersection of transportation and health, how it relates to social determinants of health, and what communities are doing to […]

Introduction to Mindful Movement

On December 4th and January 8th, Yoga Foster is hosting a webinar on introducing mindfulness and movement to classrooms. This webinar will feature a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. Register for the December 4th session and the January 8th session. 

Safety Culture 101, a Road to Zero Coalition Webinar

The Community of Transportation Professionals is hosting a webinar that will introduce participants to the intersection of safety culture and transportation. In this webinar, participants can expect to learn about the definitions and principles of safety culture, best practices for cultivating safety culture, as well as the framework of safe systems and safe culture.  Register […]

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs

Join Director of PlayCore, Ross Carson, and additional panelists in a discussion of CSPAP as a guiding framework for implementation of physical activity objects across various school contexts. Register here with registration code COMMUNITY. 

Roadmap for Comprehensive Food Service Guidelines

CHSC grantees are welcome to join a webinar where CSPI will provide highlights from the Roadmap for Comprehensive Food Service Guidelines - a guide containing key considerations, best practices, and resources for adopting and implementing food and nutrition guidelines in diverse settings, including worksites, hospitals, parks, correctional and juvenile justice facilities, and child and senior […]

Preparing your Sub – Planning Your PE Classes for Substitute Teachers

In this free webinar, participants will learn strategies for preparing substitute PE teachers to keep students active. Through this webinar, participants will also get access to sample lesson plans that are easy to teach and tailor to school objectives. Register here. 

The Power of Parents

This webinar is designed for parents who are interested in learning about how they can encourage their schools to support health and wellness initiatives. During this webinar, participants will hear from parents who have found ways to get involved and are now able to offer best practices to other parents looking to do the same.  […]

Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities

America Walks is hosting a free webinar to discuss the physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits of walking and supporting walkable communities. This webinar will include a panel of professionals who will offer insight into the ways that walking advocates can better engage with and sustain this work.  Learn more and register here.

NMSP Webinar 4: Building a Better Street Together

This is the fourth and final webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will put the information and tools presented in Chapters 1 and 2 into action through building knowledge, partnerships and a plan that is reflective of the community's needs and […]

Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities

America Walks is hosting a free webinar, Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities. Through this webinar, participants will learn about the myriad of benefits of walking that extends beyond our individual physical health.  Register here.

New Approaches to Neighborhood Health

NYU Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Square South, New York

The New York State Health Foundation is hosting its second annual conference on Building Healthy Communities. This year, participants will hear from keynote speaker, Justin Garrett Moore, the Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission. The keynote will then be followed by two panel discussions that feature partners championing change across the […]

NMSP Webinar 3: Nuts and Bolts of People-First Streets

This is the third webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will offer recommendations for infrastructure, programming strategies, and policy solutions for Main Street transportation networks.   Register here.  

Complete Streets Federal Policy Update

Smart Growth America, The National Complete Streets Coalition, and Transportation America are coming together to present on the efforts they've made to advocate for safer, more equitable streets at the federal level. This free webinar will also highlight Transportation for America's three principals for investment in transportation that do not depend on federal dollars. Register […]

NMSAP Webinar 2: Why Transportation Matters for Main Street

This is the second webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will dive deep into chapter 1 of the handbook and address the costs and benefits of incorporating transportation into commercial districts. The six key areas of discussion will include: equity, safety, […]

Advancing Your SHI Score: Staff Involvement

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to family and community engagement. Register here.

Powering Up Local Advocacy

This webinar will feature an in-depth discussion on how to best advocate for one’s community by building relationships, supporting grassroots networks, and empowering local voices. Guest speakers will present on their experience influencing local decision makers and the methods that have proved successful. Register here.

NMSAP Webinar 1: Introduction

This is the first webinar of the Navigating Main Streets as Places series. In this webinar, Project for Public Spaces and Main Street America will provide an overview of how the toolkit came to be and how its content is relevant to communities today. It will also highlight what can be expected in the three […]

Addressing Ableism in Your Built Environment

Up next in America Walks’ Walking Towards Justice webinar series is “Addressing Ableism in Your Build Environment”. This webinar will highlight the topic of ableism and discuss how privilege at the individual, organizational, and institutional level creates barriers to safe, accessible, and equitable spaces to walk and move in. Hear from experts about how you […]

Advancing Your SHI Score: Staff Involvement

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to staff engagement. Register here.

The Future of Street Design

As cities grow and develop, people are beginning to consider new mobility options and how to balance smart city developments such as bikeshare and scooters programs, digital kiosks, and more. This webinar will highlight new design principles and discuss how to incorporate components such as fluid curb zones, ramping and edge zones, public furniture, democratized […]

Transportation Planning Innovation and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health

The Safe Routes Partnership has opened registration for Transportation Planning Innovation and Health: How MPOs Are Combining Core Skills and Creativity to Advance Health. This free webinar will explore the creative approaches metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are taking to support healthy neighborhoods. A panel of four speakers will share their motivation for pursuing approaches that […]

Advancing Your SHI Score: Physical Activity

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to physical activity. Register here.

Vision Zero Cities Conference

Columbia University

Over October 10th and 11th, Transportation Alternatives will bring together leading industry and policy experts, elected officials, and advocates for the fifth annual Vision Zero Cities Conference. The conference will take place at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall. Day 1 will consist of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception. Day 2 will include […]

Principles for modern federal transportation policy

Transportation for American, a program of Smart Growth America, is launching a conversation about transportation that goes beyond cost. This free webinar will instead highlight Transportation for America’s vision, core principles, and expected outcomes that will contribute to a clear and measurable federal transportation policy.  Register here.

Regional Planning and Health: How MPOs Are Using Regional Transportation Planning to Advance Health

The Safe Routes Partnership has opened registration for Regional Planning and Health: How MPOs Are Using Regional Transportation Planning to Advance Health. This free webinar will highlight how metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) can best incorporate health into their long-range, regional transportation designs. A panel of four speakers will share their insights into how they became […]

The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed

Online

Register now for a free webinar hosted by America Walks: The Walkable Campus: Mobility Options for Higher Ed. During this webinar, participants will explore different programs and policies being used by college and university campuses to promote walkability and moveability in their communities.    Register here.

Advancing Your SHI Score: School Nutrition

Action for Healthy Kids is hosting a five-week mini series on how to improve your School Health Index score. This week, participants will learn best practices and receive valuable resources to help overcome challenges related to school nutrition. Register here.

Equitable Food Oriented Development

Join the Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) Collaborative as they present on the EFOD framework for creating economic and social opportunity through community-owned models to support traditionally disenfranchised and oppressed communities. Register here.

Designing a System of Prevention to Advance Health, Safety, and Wellbeing for All

During this webinar hosted by the Prevention Institute, participants will learn how institutionalized systems shape health and equity and discover tools used in successful prevention and health equity initiatives that can dramatically increase the length and quality of people’s lives.  Register here.

Walk to School Day

October 2nd marks the annual, international-wide Walk to School Day! Walk to School Day is a great way to energize and encourage students, parents and community members alike to get active. For more information, click here.

Complete Streets 301: Putting people first

Smart Growth America has launched their newest webinar series, Complete Street 301: Putting people first. The first webinar will take a look at Complete Streets from a developer’s perspective and discuss how market demand, local policies, and more can either help or hinder their efforts to support Complete Streets projects. Register here.

Rural Areas: Innovations in Physical Activity

Physical activity intervention efforts tend to be viewed as solely successful within urban environments. By comparing urban/rural data, and highlighting stories from female farmers and a school principal, this webinar will show how health and wellbeing can be prioritized and equally as successful in rural environments. Register here.

Activate Your Dream Team: 5 Best Practices for Successful School Health Teams

Online

School health teams are critical for establishing healthy and sustainable learning communities and supporting successful students. Join this webinar to learn about the 5 best practices for school health teams that can help create a culture of health and well-being at your school. Register here.

Reclaiming Food Enterprises: Capital for Communities of Color

Online

The Healthy Food Access Portal and the Center for Food Access are hosting a webinar on Reclaiming Food Enterprises: Capital for Communities of Color. Through this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the barriers to capital for communities of color within the food system and the strategies that people are using to overcome […]

Get Your ‘Game On’ for School Health

Online

Join this webinar to learn about Action for Healthy Kids' Game On program. Designed with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in mind, Game On is a free, customizable online framework that helps schools create healthier learning environments for students, staff, and communities. Register here.

Save the Date: Take Your Parent to PE Week 2019

The 3rd Annual Take Your Parent to PE Week will take place September 23-27. Mark your calendars and check back later this summer for toolkits and materials for parents and educators. Stay tuned! https://www.activeschoolsus.org/take-your-parent-to-pe-week

Moving Forward: Innovation in Active Transportation

Online

Presented by America Walks and the Partnership for Active Transportation, this free webinar will bring together experts to discuss how to build and design communities that best support walkers, bikers, and all other types of movers. Using case studies from across the country, we will discuss the relevance of active commuting, describe innovative building design […]

Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health

In January we explored the new HHS Physical Activity Guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity. As a next step and in response to the positive feedback we received, America Walks will offer more information on programs and strategies communities are using to engage individuals to get moving. This webinar is intended for those […]

Take Your Parent to PE Week

Online

This year, the Active Schools movement is celebrating its 3rd annual Take You Parent to PE Week. This campaign aims to better connect parents with their child’s physical education teacher and program while encouraging families to be physically active together. This 30-minute webinar will share the history of the campaign, its goals, and the various […]

Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call: Improving Meal Quality and Reducing Waste

High-quality, healthy meals play a key role in increasing participation in educational and enrichment programs, while also reducing food waste. Communicating with vendors, incorporating feedback from children, and farm to school initiatives are just some successful strategies. Join us to learn how afterschool programs, advocates, and community partners can serve appealing, kid-friendly meals.   https://frac.salsalabs.org/afterschoolmealsmattercallaug2019/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b86364f1-7d25-4e79-9b58-e4e77394164d

Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation

America Walks presents: Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation This webinar will focus on the importance of community engagement and collaboration in designing and creating walkable and movable neighborhoods for all its members. Learn how organizations and individuals can build relationships and connections for a more active and engaged future. This webinar is […]

Creating safer streets with demonstration projects

Through Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy, teams from Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, and Pittsburgh, PA launched demonstration projects to transform their streets into safer places for people walking, biking, rolling, and driving. How did they do it? On August 1, new case studies will be shared to tell their stories - stories that can help others […]

Summer Meals Matter Conference Call: Tips and Tricks for Maintaining Participation in August

The new school year may be just around the corner, but it’s important to fill the nutrition gap and keep participation in the Summer Nutrition programs up all summer long. Join this call to learn tips and tricks from sponsors for finishing the summer strong with targeted outreach, partnerships, and events.   https://frac.salsalabs.org/summermealsmatteraug2019/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b86364f1-7d25-4e79-9b58-e4e77394164d

Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month: Launching Efforts to Create Safe and Equitable Access to Parks!

Are you interested in launching efforts to improve safe and equitable access to parks in your community? Join this free webinar to learn how three different communities made improvements to bulb-outs, trail/bike paths, and streets using a variety of solutions, including artwork, paving, and pedestrian-activated beacon lights. The panelists will also share key planning and […]

Innovative Approaches to Implementing Complete Streets

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control invite you to join us from 2-3 p.m. ET on July 22 for a webinar focusing on the importance of community-based physical activity in cancer prevention. We will share how state cancer programs are supporting local efforts to improve walking and biking […]

Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call: Back to School, Back to Afterschool Meals: Getting Started and Maximizing Participation

Did you know that the Afterschool Meal Program can help fill the nutrition gap that may exist for millions of low-income children when the school day ends? The Afterschool Meal Program provides federal funding to afterschool programs operating in low-income areas to serve nutritious meals and snacks to children 18 and under after school, on […]

Partnering for Engagement: Accessibility of Public Spaces

America Walks presents: Partnering for Engagement: Accessibility of Public Spaces New technology and emerging trends in transportation pose unique challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and for any who wish to ensure that our public spaces and transportation networks are available and accessible to all. While autonomous vehicles may offer new opportunities for people […]

Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Worksites (Call 3)

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/295974884?pwd=czdoSUpHVXVjb3IwckRZdkVMMjR1Zz09 Password: CHSC2019 OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on the worksite setting and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for worksite-based policies and […]

Equitable Development: Finding Funding and Support

Equitable development planning is not something that can be done by a single individual. It takes a team of dedicated partners, committed support, and financial backing. Join America Walks on June 17, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific for Equitable Development Training: Finding Funding and Support to explore the support, funding, and partnerships that are […]

Using the WSCC Framework to Improve School Health

This webinar will provide participants with quality examples of how districts and schools are using the Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC) framework. Examples will include how the schools are organized, how they secured support and buy-in, actions taken, results achieved, challenges experienced, and efforts taken to sustain the work. Perspectives from leaders in […]

Messaging to Advance Health Equity in Public Policy

The National Academies report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity concluded that health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. Communities across the country are deploying action strategies to reduce health inequities. However, it can be challenging to effectively communicate and message the value of health equity and ongoing efforts to diverse stakeholders. […]

Safe Speeds, Safe Communities: Partners

Speed management is an important component in creating a safe community. Learn how organizations and individuals can work together to decrease speed and increase safety in their communities. Register here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/939504496045007619

Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP Process

Learn how to better support disability inclusion efforts among your community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans. To receive more information about accessing the webinar, register here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4ed7f1a9-12f307c8-4ed5089c-0cc47a6d17e0-11cbe2152de270c7&u=https://adobe.ly/2Jpt0AC Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this […]

LFPP/FMPP Proposals: The Insider’s Scoop

A grant from the Local Food Promotion Program or the Farmers Market Promotion Program can help move your Good Food work to the next level. On Wednesday, May 29 the Wallace Center, the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) program at the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, the Farmers Market Coalition, and USDA AMS […]

Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Complete Streets (Call 2)

OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on Complete Streets and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for Complete Streets-related policies and projects. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/241068746?pwd=UUpLMXFOSWFKaTdRbXA3Y21KQitZZz09 Password: […]

Local Food in Government Statistics

On this webinar, Jeff O'Hara from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service will provide a snapshot of how data collection around local food has advanced in recent years at the national level. He will dive into the recently released Census of Agriculture and share how the results are improving our understanding of local food markets within the […]

Developing a Food Procurement Policy or Profile

This webinar will provide guidance on how a school, college, or hospital can develop a food procurement policy or profile. Developing a policy or profile can institutionalize good food values that prioritize support for local farmers and food producers, sustainable or regenerative agriculture practices, and women and minority-owned farms and food businesses. The discussion will […]

Equitable Development: Putting it into Place

REGISTER HERE This webinar from America Walks builds on the first part of the training, Equitable Development: Back to Basics. Watch a recording of that training here. About the Webinar How do you go from a foundation of knowledge to a culture of action? This training will take the "what" of equitable development and address […]

Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018

To date, there have been more that 1,400 policies passed nationwide, including 66 policies that were passed in 2018 and which are ranked in The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018. But this is the first time Smart Growth America is using their updated framework that elevates implementation and equity to grade new Complete Streets […]

Prioritizing Health with Youth Leaders

This webinar will showcase how one school and district have created a culture of health using students as change agents. FIT2gether is a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action. FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population- FIT2Learn (students), FIT2Serve (staff), and FIT2Prosper (community). […]

Addressing Common Liability Concerns in CHSC Settings: Schools (Call 1)

OPCE and ChangeLab Solutions are hosting a three-part series on common liability concerns in CHSC settings. This call will focus on the school setting and provide NYS-specific liability and risk management considerations for school-based policies and programs. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/144387498?pwd=QUtkRGg0RlBEUS9NeGNqRm1XUkhWQT09 Password: […]

Welcome to the NYS Walking College: Kickoff Webinar

Welcome to the NYS Walking College! CHSC Community Coordinators and their Walking College community partners are invited to join America Walks for our kickoff webinar where you'll learn more about program activities and timeline, meet the mentors, and have the opportunity to share your questions and suggestions. Don't worry if you haven't signed up or […]

Greening School Food: A Northeast Forum

Friends of the Earth and Tisch Food Center are pleased to invite you to the Northeast Greening School Food Forum *Register today to secure early bird pricing* https://foe.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7b804bb447006b1874e7c00c5&id=13b61b5969&e=55d024cd70 This is the third in a series of regional forums around the country on healthy, climate-friendly food service! A cost-effective approach focused on: plant-forward menus reduced food […]

Fuel for Active Bodies: Increasing Access

According to a report by the USDA, approximately 23.5 million people in the US live in food deserts, areas located more than a mile from a market or store that sells fresh produce, whole grains, and other foods essential to a balanced diet. Learn more about the issue and how communities are working to increase […]

ESSA training

Voices for Healthy Kids invites you to participate in a ESSA training with friends from Penn Hill Group, experts in Federal education policy, implementation and advocacy. The training will give participants a broad understanding of the specific opportunities afforded by ESSA through the sharing of best practices and examples from the field. The training will […]

Hear from Your Peers: Working with Schools as Worksites

Join this virtual panel made up of DOH and CHSC school and community coordinators who will share guidance, ideas and experiences working with schools to support staff wellness and pass food service guidelines. If you've been thinking about strategies for bringing CHSC schools on board as worksites (under the community deliverables), we'd love to hear […]

Creating Active Routes to Everyday Destinations

Creating safe and convenient places for people to incorporate bicycling, walking and other forms of active transportation into daily life improves health. However, many communities lack the infrastructure that supports activity friendly routes that lead to everyday destinations and allows for safe, active transportation for regular trips. This webinar will focus on how we can […]

Equitable Development: Back to Basics

America Walks engages and empowers communities across the US to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move. Increasingly the infrastructure changes that make places more walkable are creating rapid change and potentially contribute to the displacement and disenfranchisement of some community members. To ensure that community improvements can allow residents to stay […]

Hear from your Peers: Food Service Guidelines in CHSC Counties

Join this virtual panel of CHSC coordinators as they share their experiences passing county-level food service guidelines. Panelists will provide insight on how they got these policies passed, how they are supporting implementation, and speak about enforcement and impact.

Update on the Health and Education Landscape

This timely webinar will provide a "mid-year" update on the federal and state health and education policy--and what it means for advancing the learning and health connection. Key topics that will be addressed include the implications of the President's FY 2020 budget, trends in state health and education policies and priorities, opportunities and challenges in […]

Aligning Resources To Build Community Wealth and Resilience

April25_community_wealth webinarWhat is community wealth building and how can this approach improve health and well-being in New York State? This webinar will focus on place-based approaches that improve the social, economic, and environmental factors to improve health outcomes. Panelists include a farmer (Tim Biello, farmer and with Hudson Valley FarmLink Network) who co-founded a platform […]

Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity: Cluster Randomized Trial

Dr. Marlene Schwartz, Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, will share with CHSC grantees and their partners their recent study, Implementing School-Based Policies to Prevent Obesity: Cluster- Randomized Trial, which aimed to assess whether implementation of nutrition and physical activity components of school wellness policies lead to healthier student outcomes. We […]

What’s Next for Walkable Communities

Transportation, mobility, and city planning are changing. With these changes come new opportunities and challenges for walkable community advocates. This webinar will explore programs, resources, and practices that are putting walking front and center of the future of communities. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking […]

CHSC and WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 3

Facilitated by Donna Videto and OPCE, this collaborative learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. Session 3 will begin with reflecting and sharing on the "Further Reach" assignment - don't forget to post your template to Health-e-Link by March 8th.

National Principal and Parent Surveys 2018: Findings

The national Active Schools movement is committed to making it easier for schools to provide an active school environment, which is 60 minutes a day of physical education and before, during and after school physical activity. Our current target audiences are principals and parents, so in 2018 we conducted two nationally-representative surveys on principals' and […]

CHSC Grantee Spotlight: Community Engagement and CS

The March grantee spotlight will tell the story of how the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) CHSC team worked with several communities to embrace and advance Complete Streets through authentic community engagement. From community listening and education sessions to door-to-door outreach, GVEP took a grassroots approach to engaging and garnering support from residents and local […]

How two communities are addressing pedestrian safety

On March 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET, Smart Growth America is working with America Walks to explore where to begin when addressing street safety in our communities. Representatives from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the City of Honolulu will join us to share how they are leveraging data, community engagement, and their […]

Stronger Together: Partnering with Disability Rights

This webinar will continue on the America Walks September Walking Towards Justice episode that explored the potential partnerships between walkability advocates and the disability rights movement. Learn how communities are becoming more inclusive and accessible and tools and resources to do the same. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking […]

From Buffalo to Mariposa: State of the Art Workshops

Join Smart Growth America's Arts & Culture team on March 6 for From Buffalo to Mariposa: State of the Art Workshops. Participants from the 2018 State of the Art Workshop: Mariposa County, CA; Buffalo, NY; and Bozeman, MT will share how arts organizations can work with transportation agencies to address unique transportation challenges and the […]

Exploring the Human-Centered Mobility Principles

The world of active transportation is ever-changing, tackling new challenges and facing exciting opportunities. The Partnership for Active Transportation has created its Human-Centered Mobility Principles to guide our collective and individual work to shape mobility and community design choices facing our society by putting people and places first.. This webinar will explore the Human-Centered Mobility […]

Farm to School Resource Roundup

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) Farm presents a webinar that will feature three new resources from NFSN that aim to increase equitable access to farm to school initiatives, including the NFSN Programs and Policy Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool; Supporting Farm to School with Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefit Dollars; and City & […]

Engaging Your School Community with Every Kid Healthy

Action for Healthy Kids is proud to partner with schools nationwide to host Every Kid Healthy Week -- an annual celebration and promotion of school health accomplishments. This special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical […]

Grantee Spotlight: Working with Faith-Based Organizations on Food Access and Food Service Guidelines

Since its inception, the Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH initiative has been working with faith-based organizations to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes. Join OPCE for February’s grantee spotlight where we will hear from Kelly Moltzen, CHSC Community Coordinator from the Institute for Family Health, about their work with faith-based organizations […]

2019-2020 School Grants – School Breakfast

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Join this webinar to learn more about our School Breakfast grants that support alternative breakfast programming. $2,000 and $3,000 grants are available. In this webinar, you'll learn […]

2019-2020 School Grants for Healthy Kids Game On Grant

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Grants for $1,000 or more are available. In this webinar, you'll learn specific grant details, eligibility requirements, and receive helpful tips for applying. Register now. https://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/events-webinars-event-644/5fxdc2/421829783?h=GyiVNUMhU-zT1nunvOSdTf8bYkkt5OOkuQP0ys_Ktu8

FPN Network Weaving Session #4

This is the last session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage […]

Applying Law and Policy Solutions to Public Health

Learn about the role of laws and policies in creating a healthier Nation over the coming decade. Presenters will share an overview of the Healthy People 2030 development process, discuss the role of law and policy in the initiative, and demonstrate innovative efforts in the Nationâ??s largest cities to promote evidence-based legal and policy approaches […]

Nourished by New England: seasonal harvest program

On this webinar Health Care Without Harm will share the design of Nourished by New England, a seasonal harvest program for health care. They will discuss program goals, the way in which progress toward those goals is being measured, and lessons learned from the first year of program implementation and data collection. Register here.

2019-2020 School Grants for Healthy Kids

Thanks to our partners, Action for Healthy Kids is pleased to offer grants for the 2019-2020 school year as part of our School Grants for Healthy Kids program. Join this webinar to learn more about our parent-led grants that support physical activity and nutrition programming. $1,000 grants are available. In this webinar, you'll learn specific […]

Creating Safer Streets for All

Even one life lost is too many. Pedestrian safety is a critical part of planning for healthy, active, and engaged communities. Learn about resources and ideas to improve safety with this webinar. This webinar assumes basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability. Click here to register.

CHSC and WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 2

Facilitated by Donna Videto and OPCE, this collaborative learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. Session 2 will begin with reflecting and sharing on the two assignments. As a reminder, the Partnership Development Action Plan is due by January 11th […]

Food Hub Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

As every hardworking food hub operator knows, running a hub is an incredibly complicated endeavor. Many hubs have begun using key performance indicators (KPIs) to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their unique businesses. KPIs are quantifiable measures used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee, etc., in meeting objectives for performance. In […]

Investing in Health: Active Transportation Financing

Local active transportation financing pays for the programs and street improvements that we need to bike and walk safely, addressing the inadequacies of our incomplete biking and walking networks. In this webinar, SRTS National Partnership will provide an overview of why active transportation financing matters and what types of financing approaches are working for local […]

Shared Micromobility Playbook

Over the past few years, shared micromobility services have proliferated in cities across the country, rapidly transforming the mobility landscape. These new mobility services, such as bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters and more, offer a wealth of potential benefits to our communities by contributing to city goals related to equity, access to jobs and services, climate, and […]

CHSC School/Community Collaboration: Food Access

CHSC coordinators are invited to attend this brainstorming call to discuss school/community collaborations. Your CHSC team should come prepared to share one example of a school/community collaboration that aims to increase access to healthy foods.

Students to Superintendents: Key Stakeholders

From Action for Healthy Kids: This presentation will outline the key qualitative findings from the National Wellness Policy Study's stakeholder focus groups and interviews. We will describe stakeholdersâ?? experiences and perspectives related to school nutrition and local school wellness policy implementation and evaluation. Stakeholders included food service directors, high school students, superintendents, and parents of […]

FPN Network Weaving Session #3

This is the third session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage […]

Growing Stronger, Sustainable Year-Round Programs

Sponsors and children both benefit when year-round meals are provided seamlessly in communities through the Summer Food Service Program and Afterschool Meal Program, and January is the perfect time to start thinking about how your program will transition from afterschool to summer meals. Join this call to learn from speakers about best practices, streamlining opportunities, […]

How to Craft More Motivating Messages

Did you know that the way we communicate about physical activity and exercise influences people's goals and the quality of their motivation? The great news is that the recently released Physical Activity Guidelines open the door for new messages; ones that science would suggest will better support people's motivation for and ability to fit consistent […]

School Breakfast: Menu Options for Alternatives

Join Action for Healthy Kids to discover healthy menu options that work for alternative breakfast models at varying grade levels. Learn from other districts that have created interesting menus that work with breakfast in the classroom or with a Grab n' Go kiosk. School and district school nutrition staff, school staff and parents are encouraged […]

Planning Ahead for Community Eligibility: Basics, Tools

Community eligibility is a huge success, reducing paperwork for schools and increasing school breakfast and lunch participation. School districts will need to decide if they want to opt in for the 2019-2020 school year by June 30, 2019. Deciding to implement takes time and requires collaboration among school administrators and sometimes involves getting approval from […]

Beverage Calories Initiative: Virtual Briefing

Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association recently released reports on 2017 progress toward the 2025 Beverage Calories Initiative goal. Please join us for a virtual briefing on January 10th during which Healthier Generation and third-party evaluator Keybridge will discuss progress toward the goal of reducing the number of calories consumed from beverages by 20 […]

Let’s Get Moving: The Power of Physical Activity

In November 2018, new HHS Physical Activity Guidelines were released. They confirmed what America Walks already knows - that when people move more, they are healthy, active, and engaged. Explore the guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity with this webinar. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path […]

Introducing Dangerous by Design 2018

Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last decade with nearly 6,000 people killed while walking in 2017. However, the risk of being hit and killed is not the same in every place, and that risk is increasing more in some communities than others. The National Complete Streets Coalition will release Dangerous by […]

Grantee Spotlight: Inclusive CSPAP

Common Ground Health, via the grassroots Healthi Kids Coalition, is working to make sure that children of all abilities in the Rochester City School District (RCSD) can participate in high-quality physical activities during the school day. Join OPCE for January's grantee spotlight where we will hear from Alicia Evans and Jenn Beideman at Common Ground […]

Afterschool Meals Matter: Engaging Afterschool Network

Afterschool networks dedicated to creating and supporting quality programming for children when the school day ends now exist in nearly every state across the country. Learn how to connect with your state's out-of-school time network and how it can help develop activities, recruit new sites, and tap into existing funding streams (such as 21st Century) […]

Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Reinvestment Fund is inviting applications for financial and technical assistance through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative's (HFFI) inaugural grants program. Funding for the HFFI grants program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. More information and the Request for Assistance application can be accessed at www.investinginfood.com. […]

Implementing Context Sensitive Design

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates to learn about the new Institute of Traffic Engineers guide, Implementing Context Sensitive Design on Multimodal Thoroughfares: A Practitioners Handbook. During this webinar, they will present real-world case studies from the report to demonstrate the medium- and long-term impacts of successful context sensitive design projects. […]

CHSC & WSCC Collaborative Learning Series: Session 1

Save the date for the first session of the CHSC & WSCC Collaborative Learning Series! Facilitated by Donna Videto, Professor of Health at SUNY Cortland, and OPCE, this learning series aims to provide CHSC coordinators with a platform to advance and share knowledge and skills related to the WSCC model. This first session will explore […]

FPN Network Weaving Session #2

This is the second session in a series of virtual workshops, presented by noted leaders in network development June Holley and Yasmin Yonis, on different aspects of network approaches. Topics discussed will include engaging network participants, developing leadership in networks, and communications for engaging participants. Given the interactive nature of this workshop series, we encourage […]

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Is Updated.

Please join CDC to see what's new and exciting with their popular worksite health instrument. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard can help you assess your health promotion program, identify gaps, and prioritize strategies. They will offer the same 1-hour webinar several times. Each session will be identical in content and conclude with a short question-and-answer […]

Defining and Unpacking the SDOH

Health equity is crucial and health inequity is costly. All actors in society--residents and community-based organizations, in partnership with businesses, state and local government, anchor and faith-based institutions--have the power to change the narrative and help promote health equity. But where and how can communities begin to unpack the social determinants of health in order […]

Active Transportation for Healthy Communities

Activity-friendly and walkable communities are designed in ways that make physical activity easier and more accessible for everyone. America Walks has seen the dedication, passion, and innovation in communities across the US as they work to improve transportation systems to become more active, healthy, and safe with activity-friendly connections to important places in the area […]

CHSC School/Community Collaborations: Physical Activity

CHSC coordinators are invited to attend this brainstorming call to discuss school/community collaborations. Your CHSC team should come prepared to share one example of a school/community collaboration that aims to increase opportunities for physical activity (addresses CSPAP and Complete Streets deliverables). A second brainstorming call will be scheduled for a later date to share examples […]

Leading with Health: Complete Streets and Bicycle Plans

Complete Streets policies and bicycle and pedestrian plans are two key tools used by cities and counties to support community visions and goals for health. Join us on Tuesday, November 27 at 11am PT/2pm ET Health stakeholders have a crucial role to play in advancing strong policies and plans in their communities. In this webinar, […]

Walk Audit 2.0: Walkability Assessment Next Steps

Walk audits are a great tool in creating communities where residents can participate in making their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets real. In a walk audit, community members go for a walk together, noting what makes their streets feel comfortable for walking and what's missing. But what to do with this information? In this […]

Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future

You can't improve what you don't measure. Advancements in technology have allowed for increased reporting, tracking, and mapping of data and information that can help communities improve walkability. Join America Walks for "Where Do We Go From Here? Mapping and Tracking in the Future," a free webinar on November 14 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific […]

America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home

On November 6, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will host a Connect & Explore webinar titled, "Americaâ??s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home." Food away from home (FAFH) plays a major role in the American diet. In recent decades, numerous factors have contributed to an increasing trend of FAFH consumption such as […]

Programs, Partnerships, Technologies for Active Transp

The National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook: A Resource on Supporting Walking and Bicycling for National Parks and their Partners aims to assist and inspire parks and their partners to identify and pursue opportunities that enhance active transportation to and within national parks. The NPS is holding two webinars that will provide an overview of […]

Welcome to the WELL (Wellness, Equity & Learning Legislation) Campaign!

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College Columbia University (Tisch Food Center) is launching a new initiative called the WELL (Wellness, Equity & Learning Legislation) Campaign. It promotes a state-level policy approach that will: Make New York the first state in the nation to have a model local wellness policy […]

Community Kitchens, Incubators and Accelerators

Value-added food production has great potential for communities as well as individual entrepreneurs, in part, because food production can be profitable even at rather small scales. One key to smaller scale production success is shared equipment and space. There are many great examples of organizations that support food entrepreneurs begin, and find success, in their […]

Small Places, Smart Mobility

Urban centers often get the most attention in transportation news, but there are small towns doing big things with new mobility. Allen County, KS and Lone Tree, CO, both with populations under 15,000, are taking smart, creative approaches to bridging the gap for people who don't have access to dependable transportation. Allen County, KS will […]

Value Chain Coordination: Creating Partnership

Value chains, like all entities, are not isolated, but are rooted in context. One role of value chain coordination is to improve the conditions in which the local value chains exist. In this webinar we will look at one key piece of context: the rules and laws that value chains must follow. We call this […]

Engage Diverse Communities in Safe Routes to School

Low-income communities and communities of color are more vulnerable to unsafe travel partly because of inequities in infrastructure and programming. By engaging diverse communities in Safe Routes to School, we can help change this! Join us to learn about the importance and impact of meaningful community engagement in Safe Routes to School programs. Click here […]

Building Safe Active Transportation Infrastructure

The National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook: A Resource on Supporting Walking and Bicycling for National Parks and their Partners aims to assist and inspire parks and their partners to identify and pursue opportunities that enhance active transportation to and within national parks. The NPS is holding two webinars that will provide an overview of […]

Preemption, Public Health, and Equity

ChangeLab Solutions is hosting a webinar: Preemption, Public Health, and Equity: The Search for Local Solutions on October 16. Law and policy coupled with community power can create new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential. This is why ChangeLab Solutions decided to launch the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series. In this next […]

Building the Local Capacity of National Walking Movement

In 2015, America Walks launched an innovative online training program for walkable community advocates, in which accepted Walking College Fellows are coached through the process of developing Walking Action Plans for their own communities. In this webinar, America Walks' State and Local Program Director Ian Thomas will present results from a comprehensive Outcomes Survey conducted […]

How does your school determine what to prioritize

How does your school determine what to prioritize around student health and wellness? Action for Healthy Kids recommends using the School Health Index to assess your school's health environment to determine what you're doing well and where you could improve. Attend this webinar to learn about the School Health Index, how to use the Action […]

International Walk and Roll to School Day

On this day, thousands of kids, parents, teachers, and community members show their support of walking and its many benefits for physical and mental health, the economy, environment, and community. Consider the following ideas and resources for building momentum and introducing the wonders of walking in your community: 1) Start a Walking School Bus program […]

Habits to Last a Lifetime: Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Join the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) for a webinar discussing the importance of pedestrian and bicyclist safety education for children. This timely webinar comes just as states and communities across the country gear up for National Walk to School Day on October 10. Learn why it's […]

2018 New York State Bike Summit

The 2018 New York State Bike Summit will be held in beautiful Saratoga Springs. The Summit will be held at the historic Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa, nestled in the heart of Saratoga Spa State Park. This year's theme is Bike Education: Beyond Rules of the Road. At this year's Summit NYBC will introduce education […]

Your One-Stop Shop for School Health

It's the beginning of a new school year, which means it's time to get your Game On! Action for Healthy Kids' Game On program is a no-cost, step-by-step online guide that serves as your one-stop shop for school health. Game On provides all the information and resources you need to build a healthy school. Join […]

Walking Towards Justice Online Discussion

The fourth episode of the America Walks' Walking Towards Justice discussion series, "Connecting and Allying with the Disability Rights Movement," will be held on September 26th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, co-hosted by the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability and Lakeshore Foundation, will feature leaders and founders of the Disability Rights Movement […]

2nd Annual Take Your Parent to PE Week

Mark your school's calendar for the 2nd annual Take Your Parent to PE Week because #ParentsLovePE. More information will be available soon on the Active Schools website: https://www.activeschoolsus.org/

Value Chain Coordination: Making Matches – an NGFN webinar

A value chain is a set of linked businesses who work together to serve their customers' needs while also addressing larger societal goals. In this, the third webinar of our Value Chain Skills series, we look at how a third party goes about the work of linking the elements of the chain. We call this […]

How to Design Effective Presentations for CHSC Grantees – Part 2

Part 2 of this series on how to design effective presentations will train you on how to resonate with your audience by choosing the right amount of text per slide and use visuals to make a lasting impact. You’ll learn to identify when “too much text” is on your slides, and a framework for identifying […]

Pedestrians Are People Too: The Criminalization of Walking

Walking is the original form of transportation and yet too often it is forgotten in planning, promotion, and protection. Equally concerning is the increased messaging around victim-blaming, distracted walking legislation, and other moves to criminalize walking. This webinar will explore the criminalization in walking and the responsibility we all have in supporting a culture of […]

How to Design Effective Presentations for CHSC Grantees

OPCE is offering a two-part series on how to design effective presentations. Part 1 will train you on the foundations of effective presentations and how to set yourself up for success for any presentation. Youâ??ll learn when slide design matters and the key elements of an effective presentation, as well as what type of elements […]

Value Chain Coordination: Bringing People Together

Value Chain Coordination, the "soft infrastructure" that supports the success of Good Food enterprises, often requires building the necessary relationships across the food value chain by engaging key stakeholders, maintaining communication channels, and fostering a trusting environment. Examples include convening stakeholder meetings, forming working groups, and implementing other forms of longer- term engagement. Setting conditions […]

Advancing Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child in CHSC

Interested in advancing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model in your district? Curious to hear how other coordinators are starting to move (or thinking about moving) WSCC forward with CHSC schools? Join OPCE and Donna Videto, PhD, Professor of Health at SUNY Cortland and co-editor of the book Promoting Health and Academic […]

Act Fast: The Growing Call for Slower Speeds

Every community member has a right to safe places to walk and be physically active. Unfortunately, the rise in pedestrian fatalities in recent years reminds us that our work in protecting that right is far from done. Join us on August 8, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific for a free webinar, "Act Fast: The […]

Aiming High: Meaningful Youth Engagement in CHSC

Engaging youth benefits organizations, initiatives, and youth themselves. However, recruiting and engaging youth is a common challenge to starting and sustaining efforts. Please join OPCE for a webinar highlighting effective strategies for recruiting and engaging youth in school and community CHSC work. Katelyn Doré from JSI/OPCE will describe different ways organizations and programs can meaningfully […]

Value Chain Coordination: Getting Started

Increasing the health and wealth of communities and the local farmers who supply them requires physical infrastructure to collect and move food. But it also requires a significant level of coordination - people and organizations who are able to make fruitful connections between the food and the consumer; who work to pilot new ideas; who […]

It’s Parks and Recreation Month!

July is Park and Recreation Month! Walkable, bikeable park access means double the opportunity for physical activity - on the way to the park and within it! The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar to share how improving safe access to parks aligns with and can strengthen Safe Routes to […]

Opportunities for Walkability in Rural Communities

At America Walks, we believe that all communities of all shapes and sizes have the potential to be walkable communities. We have seen inspiring work being done across the US to promote physical activity and improve walkability in small towns and rural communities. This webinar will explore some of that work and the trends of […]

The FARE Project

The Food Trust recently implemented a Regional Comprehensive Model to improve food access in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County: the Food Access Raises Everyone (FARE) Project (http://thefoodtrust.org/uploads/media_items/fare-report-final-lowres.original.pdf). The Food Trust is now looking for its next site to implement this model, which could be a region in New York! Join OPCE on July 10th to hear The Food […]

Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities

Join ASTHO and CDC to learn about policy, systems, and environmental change strategies for promoting public health in rural settings. Expert panelists will discuss innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities. Hear from public health experts and learn how innovative disciplines, like telemedicine, can support community-based research and policy […]

CHSC NYS AHPERD Webinar

Interested in learning more about NYS AHPERD's Curriculum & Assessment Guidance Document training? Join this OPCE webinar for an overview of this resource and the associated professional development opportunity specifically for physical education teachers at all levels K-12. Learn more here: https://20y3xo2zbcupwq29f3j9zp91-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Full-Sheet-Curriclum-Workshop.pdf Join WebEx meeting:

Making Strides 2018: A Look at Our State Report Cards

Join this webinar to learn about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership's updated state report cards and report, Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities. On this webinar you will learn more about the report cards, the changes we have seen since our last state […]

Continued Conversation About Food Systems (Interactive)

Are you interested in learning what features of food policy drive health equity? Or how institutions and businesses can use strategic food purchasing to improve community health? If so, please join ChangeLab Solutions and partners for "Continued Conversation About Food Systems," an interactive expert panel, on June 26 and pose your questions to leaders in […]

Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Join Nancy Katz, Director of School Partnerships, from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Alex Mays, Senior National Program Director, from the Healthy Schools Campaign for a webinar on the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). CHSC coordinators will get a refresher on ESSA, identify key opportunities in the NYS ESSA Plan, and learn strategies […]

Understanding your Opportunity Zones

Last December, federal lawmakers created the federal Opportunity Zones program for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds--private investment vehicles dedicated to community, business, real estate, and economic development activities in America's lowest-income communities. This webinar will provide a comprehensive background and expert analysis of the new program, as well as recommendations […]

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities

Are you interested in learning what features of food policy drive health equity? Or how institutions and businesses can use strategic food purchasing to improve community health? If so, please join ChangeLab Solutions and partners for a webinar titled, "Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Through a Just Food System" on June 21. The webinar will explore […]

Resources to Improve Health & Promote Active Transport

APHA believes in working across sectors to create and foster environments that support physical activity and advance health equity. Physically active people live longer and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Building environments that foster physical activity and active, non-motorized transportation helps encourage active lifestyles. This webinar […]

Healthy, Active, and Engaged Communities

At America Walks, we believe that every community has the potential to be one where walking and physical activity are available to all members. We will highlight three communities who have undergone transformations to create spaces that put people first. Join America Walks on June 21st at 2pm Eastern for the free webinar "Walkable Transformations: […]

Engaging Students with Disabilities in SRTS

Equity is a core principal of Safe Routes to School. How do we best ensure all types of walkers, riders, and rollers are provided access through Safe Routes to School? Please join the SRTS National Partnership as we discuss language, policy, and practice that engages students of all ability levels in your program. Come ready […]

A Good Investment: The Benefits of Walkable Communities

You can't put a price on a good walk, but you can calculate the benefits of walkability. Learn about the economic and financial power of walkable communities and how to use the information to make your case for safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Click here to register

Supporting Healthy Food Access–Are There Local Laws?

The Healthy Food Policy Project is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 1-2pm Eastern Time, about its online policy database, which can help communities identify local laws that can improve access to healthy food across the food system. Towns, cities and counties are using law and policy to support healthy eating in many […]

Creating Safer Streets with Demonstration Projects

Through Smart Growth America's Safe Streets Academy, teams from Orlando, FL, Lexington, KY, and South Bend, IN launched demonstration projects to transform their streets into safer places for people walking, biking, and driving. How did they do it? On June 12, we're releasing case studies that tell their stories -- stories that can help others […]

Finding Food in Your City Government

For those who are just getting started in the food policy and planning world, please join Food Policy Networks next week to learn more about how your city government can engage in food systems work. Over the past ten years, we have witnessed a surge in food-related activities in communities around the country, including the […]

Strategies to Effectively Communicate Your Data

Interested in learning how to better communicate data? Please join us on June 6th for a webinar highlighting effective strategies for communicating data. Tammy Calise from OPCE will describe the role of data in communication, explain basic strategies for making data more audience-friendly, and identify features that help audiences understand data. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m96465f70b49e41eb4329aae5fa18de70 […]

Supporting Student Health through ESSA Needs Assessment

From Alliance for a Healthy Generation & the Healthy Schools Campaign: Needs assessments are required by a number of programs within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including school improvement efforts. Integrating health and wellness questions into these needs assessments is an excellent opportunity to inform decision making and ensure the critical connection between learning […]

Creating Relationship-Rich Youth Programs and Schools

Search Institute's research suggests that when young people experience relationships with adults that are characterized by five essential elements, their attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes are better and their risk behaviors are lower. Those five elements are expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power, and expanding possibilities. During this webinar Search Institute's President and CEO, […]

Recess Success – Alliance Webinar

Recess offers students regular opportunities for physical activity and is important for cognitive, social and emotional development. Tune in on Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 EST to learn ideas, tips and strategies to assist staff in providing a safe, fun, healthy and active recess environment. Click here to join

Community Coordinator Healthy Vending Brainstorming Call

This brainstorming call is for CHSC Coordinators working on healthy vending. Join your colleagues to discuss challenges and strategies related to stocking healthy products, working with vendors, promoting healthy items, and more! Call-in: 888-330-1716, Access Code 8078533# (No Webex for this meeting)

There’s a Walking App for That

Many are talking about how technology will influence the shape of our cities and what we define as walkability, but what about the technology that will influence how we walk as a physical activity? Today, apps are available to track steps, plan routes, and even provide tunes for the trails. Join for a free webinar, […]

Anchors in Resilient Communities: Hospitals Increasing Community Health, Wealth, and Resilience – an NGFN webinar

Health systems are increasingly embracing their roles as "anchor institutions". Utilizing a powerful combination of procurement and investments, health care is exploring ways to build local, equitable food economies, and foster resilient communities. The panel will present the results of Health Care Without Harm's 2-year national study that examined hospitals' community benefit practices to improve […]

Raising the Bar and Profits w/ Healthy School Fundraise

Whether it's the cafeteria, the playground, the classroom or another area on your campus, kids need to get the same message everywhere: Be Active & Eat Healthy! This webinar is designed to show you where campuses can improve to make sure that kids are getting the right message. Click here to register

New York Bicycling Coalition OPCE webinar

The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) is the only statewide bicycle and pedestrian education and safety organization in New York. Join this webinar to learn how to collaborate with NYBC to use unique programs, curricula, and instructor network to encourage children and adults alike to opt for healthy and active transportation options. JOIN WEBEX MEETING […]

Wellness Wed: How 2 Show Your Volunteers They’re Valued

The end of the school year is a great time to show all the family and community members who have helped support your school health efforts throughout the year just how much you appreciate them. Join us to hear some creative ways other schools have thanked their volunteers and engaged them to become even more […]

Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

Walkable communities are only truly walkable when they are able to be enjoyed and accessed by members of all ages. Learn how communities of all shapes and sizes are making sure they are livable for people of all ages. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our […]

It’s Bike Month: Let’s Share Bicycle Breakthroughs

Has your community found success in bicycle education this year? Join this webinar ready to hear about recent bicycle breakthroughs! Safe Routes to School practitioners will share lessons learned and best practices on creative ways to increase ridership during bike month and beyond. Click here to register

Brainstorming Call: Healthy Classroom Celebrations, Rewards and Fundraisers

The next school coordinator brainstorming call will focus on healthy classroom celebrations, rewards and fundraisers. Please come prepared to share: 1) a story of a successful healthy celebration, reward and/or fundraiser you’ve helped to support, 2) vendors/companies (especially NYS-based) you’ve used to provide services or products, and 3) helpful resources for teachers. OPCE will compile […]

Stop “Recruiting” Parents (And What to Do Instead)

One of the biggest challenges we hear from people who want to engage families with their schools or programs is how hard it can be to recruit families to participate. But what if that's the wrong approach? This webinar will challenge leaders to shift from a "recruitment" mindset to a focus on building relationships with […]

SNAP and the 2018 Farm Bill – What’s at Stake in NY

Following the April 24th national webinar on Strategies to Stop SNAP Proposals that Take Food Assistance Away from Millions, Hunger Solutions NY will be hosting a New York State specific webinar to further engage state and local advocates on strategies to protect SNAP. Click here to register

Year Two CHSC Progress Update

MJ Pattison, CHSC Program Evaluator, will report progress on grant deliverables, highlight key themes and lessons learned from the evaluation, and answer questions. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mef37474a78b19280008ed29c7de6a148 Meeting number (access code): 626 068 875 Meeting password: CHSC

Using WSCC to Build Bridges and Break Down Silos

This webinar, co-hosted by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, will describe the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how it can be used as a framework for integrating health and learning, enhancing coordination within the school district, and increasing collaboration with community partners. […]

Every Kid Healthy Week

What are you doing the week of April 23rd? If your answer doesn’t include "celebrating healthy kids," let's change that. Action for Healthy Kid's sixth annual Every Kid Healthy Week (http://www2.actionforhealthykids.org/e/21152/t-we-do-every-kid-healthy-week/5bcyn7/360357480), is a National Health Observance that shines a spotlight on the great efforts schools are making to improve the health of their students, is […]

National Food Hub Survey 2017

Learn from an in-depth survey of food hubs across the US. Designed, run and analyzed by Michigan State University's Center for Regional Food Systems in cooperation with the Wallace Center and the NGFN Food Hub Collaboration, this is truly the definitive word on food hubs in the US in 2017. Click here to register

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic…and Recess

Recess is more than just fun and games. It helps kids think creatively, make friends, share and resolve conflicts. Kids need recess, but schools are cutting out that time for more academics. Join us to learn more about why recess is important and how you can advocate for better recess in your schools. Click here […]

April Grantee Spotlight

The April grantee spotlight will showcase Coffee & Conversations, an approach that's successfully engaging schools to support a culture of wellness. Lauren Buda, School Coordinator from the Orange County Department of Health, will share how this monthly event not only provides staff with nutrition and physical activity resources, but also helps to garner buy-in for […]

A Regional Comprehensive Approach to Food Access

Is your city or region working hard to improve food access, but wishing you could take your impact to the next level? Join us to learn how a Regional Comprehensive Model brings together diverse players, leverages resources for local efforts, and provides direct technical assistance in order to maximize impact. This webinar will share an […]

Two Documents, Explained

Developers of two new resources will go over key findings and will recommend how to use the documents to promote community physical activity. Learn about the value of local parks and strategies for walkability from two of NPAS's national partners, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Recreation and Park Association. Click here […]

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Virtual Training #4

Since their inception, health centers have had a special focus on identifying and addressing patients' health-related social needs in an effort to ensure optimal access to primary care. In a rapidly changing, and infinitely more complex social and health landscape, it is more important than ever that our care teams and tools evolve to meet […]

Crafting Winning LFPP / FMPP Proposals

Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski of Colorado State University are partnering with Wallace Center and the Farmers Market Coalition to present Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Grant Proposals. This webinar will explore best practices for planning and writing LFPP/FMPP proposals, emphasizing that designing effective and impactful goal-based programs is the foundation of successful grant applications. This webinar […]

Healthier Generation Store with Amazon: Afterschool

Join us as we share information on our newest solution to help staff, communities, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). On this webinar we'll cover details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business - including why it […]

The Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business: Smart Snacks

Join the Alliance as they share information on their newest solution to help staff, parents, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards. On this webinar we'll cover details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business - including why it was created, who […]

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Snacking

Join us for tips to help spice up your snacking routine with fun and healthy snacks for all ages. Learn about easy, healthy snacks you can serve during or after school and as part of school celebrations. Click here to register

Making the Case for Transit

Every trip is a walking trip, whether you are on foot the entire way or just to the nearest bus stop. Transit can be a critical partner and advocate in the fight for walkable communities. Learn from successful programs and campaigns on how to make the case for people-first walking and transit solutions. Click here […]

Linkages between Food Insecurity, SNAP and Health Care

Food insecurity has significant health implications for low-income individuals in the United States, contributing to greater likelihood of depression, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and poor overall health. Food assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can play an important role in alleviating food insecurity and contributing to improved health outcomes, and thereby […]

Best Practices: Public Health Program Evaluation

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and illustrate how to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan. Topics will include process and outcome evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods and tools, evaluation planning, and understanding logic models. This is the first in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. Click here to […]

RETHINKING PROCUREMENT: The Complexity of Advancing

Join us for the Rethinking Procurement: The Complexity of Advancing Local and Regional ECE and K-12 Procurement Systems webinar, featuring leaders and experts in ECE settings and K-12 schools, who will provide context and grounding in food procurement policies, implementation, model successes and critical solutions to barriers. The Rethinking Procurement webinar will explore the complexity […]

The Walk-Bike New York Symposium 2018

There is a strong demand for communities where people of all ages and abilities can safely and comfortably walk and bike. Creating walkable and bikeable environments requires the active collaboration of people with interests in safety, land use, economic development, transportation, education, law enforcement and health promotion. This two-day symposium will provide participants with the […]

SNAP and Farmers Market Webinar: SNAP-Ed

The SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) program's goal is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices, including purchasing and consuming more fruits and vegetables. This webinar will help you understand how you can work with SNAP-Ed to attract more SNAP customers and encourage them to purchase fresh produce. You will […]

Best Complete Streets Initiatives report launch

Last November, the National Complete Streets Coalition adopted a new and improved policy framework for grading Complete Streets policies. Our revamped Elements of a Complete Streets Policy raises the bar […]

Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Stakeholder Webinar

Join us an upcoming webinar to learn about the latest updates on Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) advocacy. PolicyLink, The Food Trust, Reinvestment Fund, and NVG, LLC will walk through HFFI and the stakeholder letter as it relates to Farm Bill 2018 negotiations, including a call to action. There will be at least 30 minutes […]

Case Studies in Food Purchasing and Distribution: Food Hubs and Joint Purchasing

Join this webinar to hear from fellow CHSC grantees, Capital Roots and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Healthy Communities, along with their partner organizations, who will share examples of food hub and joint purchasing efforts to support healthy food purchasing and distribution. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m9c3e6464cf67d426f932e3cdba777ff0 Meeting number (access code): 626 300 080 Meeting password: […]

2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo

On March 20-24, thousands of health and physical education professionals will come together in Nashville for the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo - ready to share ideas, get […]

Collaborative Sustainability in Action and Practice

The purpose of this webinar is to hear examples of how community organizations have organized their collaboration so that they maintain the capacity to effectively identify and address critical public health needs for the long run and beyond any one funding source. By the end of the webinar, participants should be able to: -Identify key […]

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga in the Classroom

Learn about integrating yoga into a classroom environment, including how to use simple yoga-based movements and practices to increase physical fitness, student focus and academic performance! Click here to register

Pushing Boundaries: What Makes a Walkable Community

Times are changing, and walking advocacy needs to be an active part of helping to shape the future of communities. Learn about programs, policies, and places that are using creativity and innovation to put people first in community design and planning. Click here to register

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Virtual Training

Food security and having access to safe, affordable housing are two of the most basic and yet powerful SDOH. As more and more health centers begin to screen for specific SDOH which includes housing and food security, health centers need to be equipped to triage and connect patients to appropriate partners in their local community. […]

CHSC Communication, Outreach and Sustainability Stories

Want to hear how your fellow CHSC grantees have been able to communicate and disseminate their successes, educate policy makers, and work with the media to promote sustainability? Join this webinar NEXT WEEK. Attendees should come prepared to share their stories and will leave this webinar with their own communication and outreach ideas. JOIN WEBEX […]

Case Studies in Public Health Program Evaluation

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and will delve deeply into three very different evaluations from New York State--a diabetes prevention program, a farmer's market-based food insecurity nutrition incentive program, and a social-media based asthma awareness program. This is the second in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. Click here […]

Healthy Retail: Supporting a Sustainable Future

Wondering how to ensure your efforts to support access to healthy foods in retail settings are sustained? Join OPCE and The Food Trust for this webinar where we will cover in-store sustainability approaches and supporting policy and systems level changes. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m0e1e14340c630b960d8a3c0de85781cd Meeting number (access code): 621 635 467 Meeting password: CHSC

Transforming Young People and Communities: New Findings

This webinar will highlight emerging research across various studies on how involvement in youth organizing contributes to the social-emotional and academic development of young people in powerful ways, while also promoting their civic and community engagement, particularly for young people living in low-income communities and communities of color. This new research is beginning to indicate […]

To Be Well Read, You Must Be Well Fed

Making sure that all children get access to food in the summer is important to their health, wellbeing and academic success. On an average school day, more than one million low-income students eat healthy school lunches; however, only 30% had access to the USDA's summer nutrition programs. In most upstate communities, these meals reach even […]

Environment Strategies and Support 4 Walkable Communities

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities - and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners. Click here to register

Innovation and Quality in Public Health

How can public health better position itself and its work as innovative in an environment where public health and healthcare are moving closer together? How do public health organizations assume a vital role as the community chief health strategist, bringing together diverse community players to make meaningful progress on community health issues? Join the Public […]

DOH Inclusion Webinar

This webinar, provided by The New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program, will provide education and resources to promote inclusion in your school and community wellness policies and programs. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mbdae77feabf1c63a6cb6d13859b4a461 Meeting number (access code): 621 061 435 Meeting password: CHSC

2018 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

It's time to start thinking about planning your trip to the nation's capital in February 2018 for the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC). Join 1,200+ of your colleagues for what is sure to be the anti-hunger community's biggest and best conference yet! Visit the conference website - www.antihungerpolicyconference.org - to register, reserve your hotel room, […]

Celebrating School Health with Every Kid Healthy Week

Every Kid Healthy Week brings attention to the nation's problem of childhood obesity, but more importantly, to its solutions: sound nutrition, regular physical activity, health-promoting school programs and successful engagement of families and communities. Join this webinar to learn more about Every Kid Healthy Week and how you can host an event to join the […]

Helping Kids Learn Better with Healthy School Meals

Kids who eat healthy school meals have fewer absences and higher academic achievement. Learn how national school meal programs work and how parents and community members can deepen support, trust and meaningful collaboration with nutrition services staff to create a healthier school food culture. Click here to register

How Cities and Anchor Institutions Can Work Together

City leaders and local anchor institutions - such as hospitals/health systems and universities - face similar concerns about the health and wellbeing of their communities. Cities and anchor institutions both do well when the people in their communities thrive and reach their full potential. Each offers assets and resources that, when aligned and leveraged, can […]

Improving mobility access through Complete Streets and mobility management

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and the FTA-funded National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) to explore the opportunities to include mobility management strategies when implementing Complete Streets and how to reduce mobility barriers and enhance opportunities for people with disabilities, older adults, and low-income individuals. Click here to register

2018-2019 School Breakfast Grant Opportunities

Join this webinar to learn more about school breakfast grant opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year from Action for Healthy Kids. Grants are available to individual schools or multiple schools in districts to support school breakfast programs, including Universal Breakfast and Alternative Breakfast. Learn how your school can increase participation in school breakfast and receive […]

Volunteer Engagement in Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs across the country know that volunteers are the heart and soul of the movement providing support for walking and biking to school at all levels every day of the school year through all types of challenges and weather. But how do programs engage volunteers to ensure smooth running programs? Join […]

Rock School Health Like a Boss

Action for Healthy Kids has teamed up with National PTA to bring you the best resources and tools to help make your school a healthier learning environment. This webinar will give you the information you need to help school administrators and school boards understand the importance of school health to academic success. Healthy kids learn […]

Championing Transformative Change to Advance Health Equ

On the final webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: What do we mean by 'transformative change' and why this is essential to advancing health equity; How Douglas County (Omaha) is building a supportive cohort of local health equity leaders; How Minnesota is changing the narrative around health and confronting root causes of inequity; How […]

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Family Celebrations

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our February Wellness Wednesday Webinar to learn how to engage families with healthy and fun events that help to support an overall culture of wellness at your school. Hosting an event that involves physical activity and healthy eating can help you promote healthy behaviors, share positive messages, educate and […]

Walking Together: The What, Why, and How of Walking

One of America Walks' biggest requests is how to get a walking program or organization started in a community. Learn how to get started and then hear tips from successful programs on lessons learned from their own experiences. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more […]

Walking Together: The What, Why, and How of Walking

One of America Walks' biggest requests is how to get a walking program or organization started in a community. Learn how to get started and then hear tips from successful programs on lessons learned from their own experiences. This webinar is for those just starting out on the walking path as well as our more […]

Improving Access to Transportation in Rural Communities

The Rural Health Information Hub and the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis will present the Rural Transportation Toolkit, which is designed to help rural communities improve access to transportation. Developed by NORC on behalf of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), the toolkit identifies model programs and resources that will benefit […]

School Coordinator Brainstorming Call

Cast your vote for the next brainstorming call topic. School coordinators are invited to participate in a brainstorming call where the topic will be decided by YOU! Cast your vote here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MXZQ55X JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m3db22bb0177fd77826bdc83b596aa359 Meeting number (access code): 620 596 208 Meeting password: CHSC

CHSC Grantee Spotlight: Clinton County on Elizabethtown-Lewish CSD’s Bicycling Curriculum

Join us to hear from Justin Facteau and find out how the purchase of ten bikes with CHSC funding spurred this district to re-engage in school wellness efforts, in particular to address CSPAP in a comprehensive and sustainable fashion. Please note, this call has been rescheduled from February 8th. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=mdaff42512d43ed2c4035373f5a427a27; Meeting number […]

How to Apply to the Walking College

The America Walks 2017 Walking College Fellows will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas later this week. Armed with new knowledge in learning from experienced walkable community campaigners about leadership, coalition-building, effective communication, walkable community design, transportation and land-use policy, and campaign planning, Fellows will now go out to implement their Walking Action […]

Community Eligibility Provision 101

Join this webinar to learn the nuts, bolts, and many benefits that community eligibility offers to students, schools, and communities. Click here to register

Best Practices for Public Health Program Evaluation

This 90-minute webinar will review public health program evaluation and illustrate how to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation plan. Topics will include process and outcome evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methods and tools, evaluation planning, and understanding logic models. This is the first in a series of three APP webinars on evaluation. See attached flyer […]

The Latest and Greatest on Local School Wellness Policy

Join Action for Healthy Kids to learn about the latest trends, research and resources for your district's Local School Wellness Policy to ensure compliance with requirements. The federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) and the Local School Wellness Policy final ruling (2016) requires school districts to have local wellness policies that include […]

HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

You've worked hard all year to promote health and wellness in your school or district. Now, it's time to get recognized for your efforts! Become recognized as a healthy school by applying for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms initiative, a voluntary initiative run through the United States Department of Agriculture to congratulate schools excelling […]

The Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Walking

America Walks has launched a new social equity-inspired online discussion series titled: Walking Towards Justice. In our second episode, we will be exploring the devastating impacts that social injustice within our legal system has had on people of color and low-income communities. Using the text The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of […]

Food Hub: Trends and Resources

Food hubs aggregate, distribute, and market source-identified food products to multiple buyers from multiple producers, primarily local and regional producers. Marketing channels, such as directories, strengthen the ability of these producers to satisfy the needs of local and regional wholesalers, retailers, and institutional buyers that may have been otherwise out of their reach. Recent research, […]

Wellness Wednesday Webinars – Healthy Retail Strategies

Join the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) for a new mini webinar series, Wellness Wednesday Webinars. These 30-minute webinars are focused on innovative programs that improve people's lives through healthy eating and physical activity. The Wellness Wednesday Webinars will kick off starting January 17, 2018, with a focus on healthy retail strategies to increase […]

Predatory Food and Beverage Advertising

Research shows that marketing efforts by food and beverage companies, specifically fast food and sugary beverage industries, are targeting Hispanic and Black youth at a higher rate than other groups. Some may call it good business or smart marketing, however given the already higher rate of obesity in these communities, targeting these populations is preying […]

Healthy Menu Innovations in Schools Web Forum

The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is hosting a web forum on January 11, 2018, 2-3 PM ET featuring a community-level initiative improving the nutritional and culinary quality of the foods offered in school cafeterias in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Presenters will provide an overview of the initiativeâ??s goals, activities, and outcomes at Chelsea High […]

What Would You Do? Common Complete Streets Challenges

Wish your community passed an ordinance instead of a resolution? Wondering how to ensure your pop-up demonstration project achieves its goals? Join OPCE and Robert Johnson from PedNet for an interactive webinar on common Complete Streets challenges and strategies to address them. JOIN WEBEX MEETING https://jsi.webex.com/jsi/j.php?MTID=m67f9ddef78791e8e8011f589dd307269. Meeting number (access code): 623 610 921. Meeting password: […]

Is your school ready to take SuperFit School Challenge?

Join us to learn about the AFHK new fundraising program, SuperFit School Challenge, and hear how your school can focus on helping students become healthier while raising funds to support their school. Principals, teachers, school wellness coordinators, PTA/PTO parents, school nurses and anyone involved in fundraising are encouraged to join. Click here to register

Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members

Creating safe places to walk and be physically active means more than just slower speeds and well-lit sidewalks. Join America Walks on January 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, for "Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members," to expand your definition of a safe place to walk by hearing from partners working alongside the […]

Opportunities in the 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill shapes our local, regional, and national food systems, from farm and crop production, to access to healthy food, to nutrition and hunger programs. The process to reauthorize the Farm Bill in 2018 is underway. Stakeholders, advocates, and community members all have a role in ensuring that the next Farm Bill protects and […]

Fostering Community Partnerships to Advance Health Equi

On the third webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: Why fostering community partnerships is key to advancing health equity; How Alameda County in California engages in social justice movements to advance health and racial equity; How Kansas City shares power and space with community organizers to change policy; How NACCHO is supporting building community […]

Building Relationships and Local Champions

We all know how important relationships are to CHSC work. We also know how challenging it can be to establish relationships with critical partners, identify champions who can help move the needle, and increase awareness and support of the solutions. This webinar, featuring Andrea Freeman from the Massachusetts Public Health Association, will provide an opportunity […]

Brainstorming Call: Food Service Guidelines/Worksites

Community coordinators are invited to join a brainstorming call to discuss food service guidelines/policies in worksites and other settings. We know that many recruited sites show less enthusiasm for passing a policy (as opposed to more engaging implementation activities), yet this is the focus of our CHSC work. Coordinators should prepare their responses to the […]

December 2017 CHSC Grantee Spotlight

Join OPCE and Rockland County Department of Health for November's grantee spotlight (November 30 10:30-11 am). We will hear from Michelle Kleinman, RD about work in Rockland around food procurement in worksites and community-based settings including the Nanuet Little League to offer healthier concessions. Rockland is also working with the County's Purchasing Department to offer […]

Integrating Nutrition Education into a Well-Rounded Ed

Join Action for Healthy Kids for our December 2017 Wellness Wednesday webinar to learn how your school and teachers can integrate nutrition education into core subjects! Strategies, tips and lesson ideas can be used at all levels and in multiple subjects. Click here to register

Turning Data into Action

What do we mean when we say the walking movement? After 12 months of studying a selection of indicators to measure the movement, America Walks is excited to be able to release information on the growth of the walking movement and how data measuring its progress can be used to spur future action. Click here […]

Innovative Applications of Food & Nutrition Standards

This 90-minute webinar will highlight creative strategies from organizations across various public, private, and institutional settings in New York State that are applying food and nutrition standards in community settings. Topics will include innovative food procurement, healthy food retail standards, applying nutrition standards to emergency meals for people with specific health conditions, and healthier food […]

Working Across Government to Advance Racial and Health

On the second webinar of HIP's 4-part series, we'll discuss: Why working across government is key to advancing health equity; How King County (Seattle) established shared goals for equity across county government agencies; How Madison/Dane County in Wisconsin is working with other government agencies to apply racial equity tools and analyses to city and county […]

Case Studies in Food Purchasing and Distribution

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) Healthy Communities team will present case studies highlighting gleaning and pop up market strategies to support implementation of healthy retail projects. In addition, BNMC will briefly review how these concepts can be combined to highlight each other. Case studies will be pulled nationally, internationally, and even from fellow CHSC […]