CDC released BE Active: Connecting Routes + Destinations—resources that support the Community Guide’s recommendation to promote and increase physical activity in communities. State and local health departments, public health professionals, and community organizations working on ways to increase physical activity can use the Real World Examples, Implementation Resource Guide, and Visual Guide to guide their implementation process as they aim to build more activity-friendly communities.
A case study of healthy retail at Common Market in Philadelphia
Voices for Healthy Kids and The Safe Routes to School National Partnership have released a series of case studies on successful campaigns to increase physical activity. These new resources share stories of state- and local-level campaigns that have implemented Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use agreements, environmental justice policies, and more. They provide excellent examples of how communities and organizations can advance policies and programs that institutionalize support for walking, biking, physical activity, and healthy communities. You can access the new case studies in the “Resource” section of the following Voices for Healthy Kids toolkits.
In the Road Signs Pedcast (a “walking podcast”), you’ll hear from people on the ground who are building safe and active streets. Each episode discusses one transportation tool that promotes community health. In this first episode, learn about an approach to making existing streets safer—a road diet—with a story from Oakland, California.
Examples of schools and districts across the US and their work on creating and implementing school wellness policies.
Rural communities across the country have implemented innovative strategies to help residents eat well, be physically active, and make schools healthier places for their children. These handouts highlight stories from rural communities that have used local assets to promote health.
This report provides examples of structural changes in small towns (<25,000 pop) that improved their walkability, showing that these types of changes can work in small towns too, not just big cities.
This CDC report highlights five case studies of food and beverage guidelines developed to improve the food environment. Each case study includes goals and objectives, development and use of food service guidelines, onoing monitoring, and lessons learned. This report will share some insight about the process of developing and implementing food service guidelines that CDC hopes will help foster efforts of others.