Active Living Policy and Environmental Change
- Leadership for Healthy Communities
LHC is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed
to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts
to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active
living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.
Action Strategies Toolkit
This web page offers information on and a free download of the Action
Strategies Toolkit. The Toolkit is a guide for local and state leaders
working to create healthy communities and prevent childhood obesity.
The America Planning Association
This link provides a list of resources for creating safe, livable, complete
streets in a community.
National Complete Streets Coalition
This site provides a list of sources for basic information, reports
and articles on complete streets.
Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and
This report demonstrates that transportation policy also affects a variety
of policies in other areas. In this report, there is an underlying vision
of transportation as more than a means to move people and goods, but
also as a way to build healthy, opportunity-rich communities.
- Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation
Starting on page 31, this guide provides high quality information on
creating walkable communities.
- Connecting the Dots:
Trailnet’s Healthy, Active & Vibrant Communities Initiative
This PowerPoint presentation covers the Trailnet program, promoting
active living through walking and bicycling. Included is an in-depth
explanation of the Healthy, Active & Vibrant Communities (HAVC) initiative.
This document from MU Extension details adult activity guidelines. Can
download free pdf of this publication or order printed copies.
Routes to Schools
This presentation presents the importance of establishing safer routes
for walking and bicycling to schools and specific information on the
Safer Routes to Schools program. This PowerPoint was originally presented
to a Missouri Foundation for Health Peer-to-Peer Exchange meeting.
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