Active Living


Strategies for Active Living

Support development of the Built Environment to increase access and use of community infrastructure(s).

Activity Description
Active Living Policy Contribute to the creation or implementation of state, regional, or local policies that create safer, more accessible, and/or more walkable communities.
Walking, Biking, and Transit Networks Contribute to the creation or implementation of infrastructure that improves the walking, biking, and/or transit system or environment within or between communities.
Active Transportation Encourage active transportation behavior with partnering organizations (those managing bikeshare, scooters, etc.) and among SNAP-eligible residents.
Development of Parks, Trails and other Resources Support development of new spaces to encourage participation in regular physical activity.
Community Engagement Engage residents in SNAP-Ed eligible communities in the process and planning using consulting, involving and collaborating techniques.

Increase usability and access to physical activity resources and community programming.

Activity Description
Improve Usability and Access to Community Resources Increase usability and access to community physical activity resources by improving space features, amenities, incivilities, or access.
Shared Use Agreements Develop a written agreement between agencies to allow communities to access resources to be physically active.
Social Support Networks Establish/support physical activity groups for adults through sustainable partnerships with community organizations.
Community Engagement Engage residents in SNAP-Ed eligible communities in the process and planning using consulting, involving and collaborating techniques.

Tools for Active Living

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Safe Routes for Youth - Supporting and Empowering Teen Leaders in Vision Zero

Posted on May 7, 2020

Vision Zero initiatives around the country are moving to create a major cultural shift in how people relate to transportation and what they expect from their transportation systems. Young people, who have always been at the forefront of cultural and social change, will play an essential role in the success of this work.
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Physical Activity Guidelines - 2nd Edition

Posted on May 6, 2020

This report discusses the importance of each of the five settings and its relation to youth physical activity, presents a review of and conclusions about the strength of evidence supporting interventions to increase physical activity, and describes research needs. The report also discusses several notable precedents for policy involvement in youth physical activity, describes the potential for policy and programs to further encourage increased physical activity among youth, and discusses other approaches to consider in developing strategies to increase physical activity among youth.
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Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework

Posted on April 17, 2019

The Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework is intended to provide local governments (park and recreation, planning, transportation and public health) with critical evidence- and practice-based guidance on Safe Routes to Parks best practices that are backed by research and supported by national organizations. This framework is intended to be used as a guide that will engage leaders and community members in an ongoing process to ensure that community policies and practices support safe and equitable access to parks.
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NRPA Safe Routes to Parks

Posted on April 17, 2019

The NRPA Safe Routes to Parks Resource Guide is intended to provide professionals (park and recreation and their allied professionals) with resources to support the implementation of the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework. Under each section of the framework, links to relevant resources are listed as well as a brief description of their contents. These resources include toolkits, assessments, online tools, case studies, and more and were developed by NRPA, partner organizations, and leaders in the field.
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Step By Step: How to Start a Walking School Bus At Your School

Posted on December 11, 2017

The purpose of this guide is to provide a clear description of how to plan and organize a walking school bus using adult volunteers as leaders. This step-by-step guide outlines how to plan and implement a walking school bus for your school, and includes proven tools, tips and resources for a fast and easy start. Whether or not you are familiar with SRTS, this guide will get you started on the right foot.

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Healthy Community Design Series - What Creates Built Environment (1 of 3)

Posted on October 16, 2017

These slides come from the Heralthy Community Design workshop series (3 parts) hosted by AZ Health Zone. The Slides walk through a built environement, how to make change and who you can look to for help.This PowerPoint is meant to provide background and knowledge for LIAs, not SNAP-Ed participants.

 

Part 1 walks through the different types of plans and the levels of government that affect planning.

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Healthy Community Design Series - How to Become a Change Agent (2 of 3)

Posted on October 16, 2017

These slides come from the Heralthy Community Design workshop series (3 parts) hosted by AZ Health Zone. The Slides walk through a built environement, how to make change and who you can look to for help. This PowerPoint is meant to provide background and knowledge for LIAs, not SNAP-Ed participants.

 

Part 2 takes a look at the planning process and how you can get involved.

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Healthy Community Design Series - Who Can You Enlist to Help (3 of 3)

Posted on October 16, 2017

These slides come from the Heralthy Community Design workshop series hosted by AZ Health Zone (3 parts). The Slides walk through a built environement, how to make change and who you can look to for help. This PowerPoint is meant to provide background and knowledge for LIAs, not SNAP-Ed participants.

 

Part 3 takes a look at where in the implementation process you can get involved, how to be an advocate and who to partner with

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Safe Routes to Schools Talking Points: A Factsheet to Help Create Safe Routes to School in Your Community_EN_ES

Posted on August 9, 2017

This fact sheet provides talking points and information to help communities create Safe Routes to School programs and policies. English_Spanish

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Slow Your Streets a How-To Guide For Pop-Up Traffic Calming

Posted on July 18, 2017

These successful demonstrations showcased proven methods of slowing traffic and increasing safety with traffic calming designs. The demonstrations were used to educate community members, elected officials, and city staff on how we can work together to create safer, more vibrant, and healthier communities. These educational events have the potential to influence policy change for better street design.

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