Healthy Communities: Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits
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2019    Toolkit

Making sure that community members can travel safely by foot, bus, or bike to get to where they need to go is an essential part of a healthy community. As a result, it is important that the concept of Vision Zero be fully implemented in every part of District of Columbia.

2016    Toolkit, Website

"Be A Roll Model" is a campaign to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle.

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2016    Toolkit, Website

EPA developed the Smart School Siting Tool to help school agencies and other local government agencies work together to better align school siting and other community development decisions.

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2015    Report

In September 2009, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity, a report that identifies specific actions that local governments can take to increase physical activity and improve healthy eating in communities. 

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2015    Report

The purpose of this Shape of the Nation Report is to provide current information about the status of physical education in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the following areas:

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2015    Report

The publication makes a compelling case for embedding safety strategies into community efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity. 

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2015    Report

The publication is described as providing research about the current state of physical activity in the nation and highlights organization practices and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth. 

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2015    Report

This paper summarizes information on shorter trips, based on 2009 National Household Travel Survey data. 

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2015    Report

The report, Obesity and its Relation to Mortality and Morbidity Costs, prepared by Donald Behan and Samuel Cox of the Society of Actuaries, is a review of almost 500 research articles on obesity and its relation to mortality and morbidity, focusing primarily on papers published from January 1980 to June 2009. 

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2015    Report

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010 published a set of recommendations for improving health through transportation policy.