What's New

June 2017

June 28, 2017- Meet Our Newest Board Member
Meet our newest board member, Sonia Jimenez. Sonia’s interest in promoting the need for more walkable communities comes from the understanding that walking as active transportation promotes community, health, sustainability, and an overall better quality of life. Read more about her background here.

June 27, 2017- Explore the Positive Power of Walking
In our latest article, we explore the many benefits that come with walking that extend well beyond individual health. The walking movement intersects with issues economics, housing, equity, climate change, and more. Read the article here. 

June 16, 2017- America Walks Hosts Alabama State Workshop
More than 45 state agency staff, representatives of statewide non-profit organizations, and local officials attended our June 16th Alabama State Collaborative Workshop on Walkable Communities. Read more about their experience here.

June 15, 2017- America Walks and NCHPAD Announce Grant Awards
America Walks and NCHPAD today announced the awards for their new Designing for Inclusive Health Micro Grants which look to create healthy, active, and engaged communities for all members. Read about the grantees here. 

June 14, 2017- America Walks Explores Ways to Track and Measure the Walking Movement
America Walks hosted a webinar on “Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability.” Learn about some of the resources available to measure walkability in your community by watching the recording of the webinar here. 

June 8, 2018- Walking Toward Equity
America Walks posted to Salud Today’s blog on the connection between walkable communities and equity. Every community member deserves safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be active. Read the post here.

June 2, 2017- On the Sustainable Path
America Walks believes climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing the world and one that, if we do not take action now, will have dire consequences for future generations. Read our statement here. 

June 1, 2017- America Walks Releases New Case Studies
Ever wonder happens when Walking College Fellows leave the classroom? America Walks is excited to release four case studies that look at what several past Fellows are up to in their communities. Learn more and read the case studies here.