December 2014

December 2014

December 31, 2014- Walk Tonight, But Walk Safely, Walk With a Friend
In response to the December 29, 2014 article on Mother Jones, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Walk Drunk,” Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks, offers the following comment on how to walk safe on New Year’s Eve.

December 29, 2014- Comments Submitted by America Walks on Retrospective Regulatory Reviews: State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
This letter offers our comments regarding the Retrospective Regulatory Reviews: State Safety Plan Development and Reporting announcement.

December 16, 2014- New Surgeon General Confirmed
The US Senate voted to confirm President Obama’s nomination for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.

December 13, 2014- Implications from New Spending Bill
The $1.01 trillion spending bill passed earlier this week by the House and the Senate has several implications for transportation.

December 11, 2014- Poll Reveals Broad Support for Federal Investment in Walking and Biking
A new poll released shows 74% of likely voters favor increasing or maintaining current levels of federal investment in walking and biking.

December 5, 2014- NCEH Works with STAR to Evaluate Communities
The National Center for Environmental Health has worked with Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) Communities to help develop a voluntary, self-reporting framework for evaluating, quantifying, and improving the livability and sustainability of communities.

December 3, 2014- BUILD Health Announces New Awards
The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.  They are awarding up to $7.5 million for programs and partnerships that promote community health and health equity.