What's New

December 2016

December 15, 2016- New Webinar: Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking
The benefits of walking are many and widespread. From personal phsyical and mental health, to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a powerful tool. Learn how individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of walking to create lasting positive change with this webinar on January 11th. Register here.

December 13, 2016- New Webinar Looks at Transportation and Health in 2017
Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy on January 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. Eastern for a policy briefing, “Moving Forward in 2017: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration.” The briefing will explore what’s anticipated in federal trail, walking and biking policy as the new Congress and Trump administration prepare to take office. Learn more and register here. 

December 8, 2016- An Update from Batesville, Arkansas
Since our initial case study on Batesville, Arkansas, much work has been done to improve walkability and physical activity. Read more about their work to improve walkability here. 

December 7, 2016- America Walks Attends Meeting on New Physical Activity Framework
On Tuesday December 6th the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gathered many of the key movers and shakers in the physical activity world for a meeting around their new Physical Activity Framework. America Walks is excited to be part of this conversation. Read more here. 

December 5, 2016- Recommendations for Active Transportation in the Trump Administration
America Walks, as a member of the Partnership for Active Transportation, has put together a set of recommendations related to active transportation for the Trump Administration. Read more here. 

December 2, 2016- America Walks Presents at Building Culture of Health
On Wednesday, November 30th the annual Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey meeting took place at the Pines Manor in Edison New Jersey. America Walks board and staff presented, read more here!