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January 2015

January 29, 2015- New Webinar Announced: What’s Happening in Health Care
America Walks’ “Inspiring Stories” webinar series continues February 20th by showcasing ways the health care sector is promoting walking and other healthy lifestyle choices. Beyond the traditional medical practices of diagnosis and treatment, hospitals and health insurance plans are starting to embrace chronic disease prevention and community wellness initiatives, which increasingly focus on walking and walkable community design.

January 26, 2015- America Walks Executive Director Interviewed
Executive Director Scott Bricker was interviewed for the Next City article Bicyclists and Pedestrians, the Best of Frenemies and gave his recommendations on how to keep everyone safe on our streets and sidewalks.

January 22, 2015- Secretary Foxx Launches Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets
In his continued commitment to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx launched the “Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Street.”

January 13, 2015- NACDD and CDC to Launch Walkability Action Institute
The NACDD and CDC are partnering on a new project that will offer an action institute for interdisciplinary state/regional teams of professionals.

January 8, 2015- America Walks Launches New Series of Webinars
America Walks is excited to announce its first series of webinars for 2015. Building on the theme of “Inspiring Stories,” these free Webinars will showcase specific walkable community successes achieved by local elected officials, health care industry leaders and seasoned campaigners.