The following organizations share OPCE's goal of building healthier communities. Their websites contain useful information and resources for CHSC grantees and those working in the field of obesity prevention.
It is the mission of the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure their customers – those who live, work and travel in New York State — have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.
The New York Academy of Medicine is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of people living in cities. They do this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical library of medicine and public health and its active programming in history, the humanities, […]
This website provides a toolkit for implementing Healthiest Practice Open Streets. ‘Open Streets’ are community-based programs that temporarily open selected streets to people, by closing them to cars. By doing this the streets become places where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can come out and improve their health.
Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding advocates’ ability to improve the systems and structures that determine health. Through research, BMSG learns how the media characterizes health issues and is able to help advocates harness lessons from the research to develop the skills needed to shape media coverage.
New York Bicycling Coalition advocates for pro-bicycle policies and funding at all levels of government; educates New Yorkers about bicycle safety and the benefits of bicycling; provides technical assistance and support to advocates and government entities; and promotes bicycle tourism across the state.
Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and New York City’s leading proponent of cycling as a practical, sustainable, and healthy means of transportation and recreation. Bike New York offers free bike education programs throughout the five boroughs, whereby they teach kids and adults how to ride a bike, and how to do so safely […]
Recycle-A-Bicycle utilizes the bicycle as a resource to foster youth development, environmental education, community engagement, and healthy living. Through retail storefronts, social entrepreneurship, and innovative programs, Recycle-A-Bicycle empowers the youth of New York City and beyond.
Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim New York City’s streets from the automobile and to promote bicycling, walking and public transit. With 100,000 active supporters and a committee of activists working locally in every borough, T.A. fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes, save lives and improve everyday transportation […]
BikeNYC.org is your home for all things bicycling in New York City. With a user friendly calendar and daily tips and deals, BikeNYC.org is the go-to source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City.
DASH-NY is Designing a Strong and Healthy New York and encouraging all New Yorkers to make healthy choices by engaging multiple sectors in creating policy, systems, and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease and promote well-being.
PedNet Coalition (“pedestrian and pedaling network”) is a non-profit organization that promotes active transportation through advocacy and educational programming. They work to make it easier for people to walk, bike, use wheelchairs, and public transit for transportation.
Through advocacy efforts, infrastructure improvements, and community programs, GObike Buffalo works to create healthy, environmentally sustainable, community friendly options in the greater Buffalo region.
ChangeLab Solutions has multiple tools for building healthier communities, including active communities, healthy food environments, limiting unhealthy foods, junk food marketing, and healthier schools.
Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for, and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. From providing more sidewalks so people can walk to their town center to ensuring that more homes are built near public transit or productive farms remain a part of our […]
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a national non-profit that advances policy change and catalyzes support for healthy, active communities, starting with walking and bicycling to school. They are dedicated to creating livable, sustainable communities where all people can be healthy and physically active. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a […]