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Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

Rosalie Aguilar Santos, MS, is Salud America!'s national project coordinator. She is passionate about nutrition, physical activity, and opportunities to engage communities in advocacy actions to promote Latino childhood health.

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“Young Leaders”

Through the Young Leaders program High school students have an opportunity to learn about living a healthy lifestyle and promoting healthy changes in their community. In 2012, the Texas Education Agency approved the Young Leaders elective as an innovative public health ...

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2004 NISD Non-school Use of School Facilities Policy

A copy of the 2004 policy for non-school use of school facilities, that Northside Independent School District (NISD), one of the 15 school districts in San Antonio, Texas, formerly enacted. This policy makes no mention of the use of schools for recreational purposes outside of school time; however, a 2012 improved, version of this policy allows for joint use of school facilities by organization to increase physical ...

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2009 Infrastructure Fund Oakland Schoolyard Initiative Phase II

The Spanish Speaking Unity Council was awarded $200,000 toward converting two expanses of asphalt into healthy, safe, green, and fun schoolyards at Roosevelt School and Manzanita Elementary School in Oakland. ...

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2011 Complete Streets Policy Analysis Report

A report produced by Smart Growth America & The National Complete Streets Coalition, which delineates and critiques the top policies, and implementation strategies, across the country. ...

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2012 Companion Bill- Community Parks Revitalization Act (CPR) Introduced in Congress

The CPR Act was introduced by Senators Hagan (D-NC), Kerry (D-MA), and Gillibrand (D-NY), as a companion bill to the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act (H.R. 709), introduced in 2011 by Sen. Albio Sires (D-NJ). This bill would provide matching federal grants for park and recreation infrastructure located in metropolitan ...

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A Look at Safe Routes to School Acheivements (2012)

According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2012 marked record levels of participation in walk to school programs. Some of the key contributing factors which made Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs a success in 2012 were: The establishment of Bike to School day in May 2012; Support from groups like the Safe Routes National Partnership, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Safe Kids USA, and Easier access to SRTS resources through the walkbiketoschool.org website. For more on the history of SRTS and milestones reached in 2012 click here.  ...

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2012 NISD Non-School Use of School Facilities

A copy of NISD's 2012 improved policy on non-school use of facilities. In this policy NISD allows organizations such as the YMCA, Boys Scouts, church leagues, and the like, use elementary school gymnasiums with scheduling and contract agreements. Requests for use of the school's playing field are to be submitted directly to the principal according to this policy. ...

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2013 Legislative Priorities for United Way Dallas

During 2013 Texas Legislative Session, United Way Dallas will lobby for improvements to policies in the areas of education, income, and health. Childhood obesity prevention is a top health priority for United Way Dallas who plans on supporting policies that would protect annual FITNESSGRAM testing as well as health and physical education programs. United Way also supports increased access to nutritious school meals and reduction of barriers for community gardens. To support United Way Dallas in any of these policies, advocates can sign up here. ...

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“Thanks to New Complete Streets Policy, Georgia Bikes! Wins Bike Lanes on Bridge”

After enacting a Complete Streets Policy bike advocates from the organization Georgia Bikes! were able to secure two bike lanes as part of the plans for a new ...

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