Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions


Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions

On Tuesday, March 19th, join us for webinar #3 in the All Things Walking Series: Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions

This is a free webinar – Register here!

With generous support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and support from the American Public Health Association, America Walks is hosting the third webinar in the six-part All Things Walking series: Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions.

Webinar Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time:  11:30am – 1:00pm PT / 2:30pm ET – 4:00pm ET

Webinar is FREE and login instructions will be sent upon registration!

Webinar Description

Tune in for a webinar that is informative and interactive!

  • “Hear” from presenters who are our partners in the Every Body Walk Collaborative and all working to make America a great place to walk.
  • “Tell” us how you and other walking advocates plan to be involved to ensure the success of the National Walking Movement. Time will be allotted at the end of the presentations to hear directly from the audience.

Presenters (see bios below)

  • Tyler Norris, MDiv, Vice President of Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, will give an overview of the Every Body Walk Collaborative and issue a call-to-action on walking.
  • Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks, will talk about America Walks’ role as the backbone organization for the Every Body Walk Collaborative.
  • Deb Hubsmith, Founding Director of Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership, will describe her organization’s part in the Every Body Walk Collaborative.
  • Andy Hamilton, Board President of WALKSanDiego, will talk about programs and projects at the local level and how his organization interfaces with the national walking movement.

More About Our Presenters

Tyler Norris, MDiv., serves as vice president at Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, a role that includes leading KP’s integrated physical activity and active transportation initiatives. As a volunteer, he serves as board chair of IP3, a non-profit technology venture that powers The Community Commons,, and an array of GIS data platforms.  He is a long-time social entrepreneur, and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures.  His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on growing the impact of the healthy communities movement and has included work with over 350 communities and with scores of organizations in the US and around the world.

Deb Hubsmith is the founding director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, a network of more than 600 organizations. She led the effort to secure $1 billion in federal Safe Routes funds, and for 15 years has advocated for policy changes at local, regional, state and national levels that improve public health, safety and the environmental through transportation and land use investments. Deb is honored to serve as the co-chair of the Every Body Walk Collaborative.

Scott Bricker is the Executive Director of America Walks, a national non-profit organization focused on Making America a Great Place to Walk.  Scott has over 17 years of experience helping communities implement active transportation programs, leading strategic advocacy plans and managing active transportation organizations.  Scott has been a strong advocate for many bicycling and walking projects in Oregon where he resides. Scott lead the development of the Blueprint for Better Bicycling report, which is a report that focused on increasing low-stress bicycle routes – bicycle boulevards, and the installation of Portland’s first on-street bicycle corral.

Andy Hamilton is Board President of WALKSanDiego.  Andy has worked on transportation, land use, and air quality issues at the San Diego Air Pollution Control District since 1994. His work includes promoting alternatives to motor vehicles, including walking. Andy is the author of the District’s publication, Tools for Reducing Vehicle Trips Through Land Use Design and WALKSanDiego’s SlowDown! Taming Neighborhood Traffic.

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