Learn about how to involve health champions in your programs, how to include health in all policies related to Safe Routes to School.
Safe Routes to School started with traffic safety, but health is now a stronger calling card for Safe Routes to School. Health champions are becoming strong partners for Safe Routes to School at federal, state and local levels. Learn about how to involve health champions in your programs, how to include health in all policies related to Safe Routes to School.
We'll hear from the following speakers on how health champions and Safe Routes to School advocates are working together to get kids more physically active and improve our communities :
Candace Rutt, Ph.D., Health Pschycologist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control -- learn what a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is and why it's a good tool. Candace will also explain the different levels of HIAs, and how to conduct one.
Fred Boykin, President of Bicycle South, and a Decatur City Commissioner -- Fred will share the story about a Rapid Response HIA, and explain the process he undertook. Learn about HIA planning steps and the follow-through that resulted in changes for the city of Decatur.
Brian Fellows, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at theArizona Department of Transportation -- hear an overview of the active school checklist and how it differs from a standard walkabout. Brian will share case studies that highlight his efforts.
Robert Ping, Technical Assistance Director, Safe Routes Partnership -- Robert will explain why we should all have health policies in our communities, and the importance of including health in your Safe Routes to School planning.