All Things Walking Series


All Things Walking Series

Webinar Topic #1: Data and Resources to Propel Local Walking Programs and Solutions

Have you wondered how to keep up with all the tools and data available for successful local walking initiatives? This webinar, the “kickoff” of a new series, will provide you with in- depth information and resources to support your work at the state, tribal and local levels.

Tom Schmid, Sr. Evaluation Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Physical Activity and Health Branch
Laura MacNeil, Planner II, Sam Schwartz Engineering
Scott Bricker, Executive Director, America Walks

Tom will talk about how the CDC has a growing interest in promoting walking as a critical intervention to improving public health, their recent Vital Signs report that highlights encouraging trends in walking among adults, and exciting work that addresses walking.

Laura, whose engineering firm partnered with America Walks to develop the new Steps to a Walkable Community Guide, will talk about the Guide and how to use this book and our “soon-to be-launched” on- line resource to develop strategies toward walkable communities.

Scott will give an overview of how America Walks is working to develop multi-sector partnerships to advance walking initiatives. He’ll also talk about our on-line technical resources, community Walking Action Network workshops, and give an update on our national campaign strategy.


For more webinar information, contact Yolanda Savage-Narva,ysavage-narva[at]

About this Program

This webinar is part of a new program, “All Things Walking,” that includes webinars, telephone discussion forums, on-line technical resources, community-based workshops, and customized technical assistance designed to empower local communities to implement walking strategies and interventions in their communities.

Program Support

This program is made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), in partnership with the American Public Health Association(APHA).

We also thank the following organizations that also helped made this program possible:  MIG, Inc. and Rails to Trails Conservancy