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Map, track, and evaluate.
These words are music in public health nerd’s ears.
Especially for walking nerds, America Walks is hosting a webinar to help public health advocates turn data into action to improve walkability across the United States at 2 p.m. EST Dec. 13, 2017.
Why Connect Health and Walking Advocates?
Decades of inequity in investment in streets, sidewalks and communities has disproportionately burdened Latino and many communities with health disparities, traffic fatalities, and even criminal citations for jay-walking.
Many health advocates lack adequate data or the ability to use data to make the case for environmental, systems, or policy changes.
Particularly when it comes to walking and walkability because, traditionally, non-health departments and decision-makers are the ones designing our streets, sidewalks, and communities.
Safe places to walk are critical for health, not only through the beneficial act of walking itself, but through increased mobility and access to community services, resources, and destinations.
New Webinar: Turning Data Into Action
For the America Walks webinar, their own experts and other walking experts from the National Physical Activity Plan and the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss the work they have been doing to map, track, and evaluate walking and walkability in the U.S.
This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic.
If health advocates struggle to translate research into practice and policy change, it is safe to assume that advocates for equitable neighborhoods, child safety, economic development, and air quality do, too.
Register here and spread the word.
Watch a recent webinar exploring the intersection of walkability and residential segregation.