What's New

October 2017

October 30, 2017- A Walking College Fellow Walks Past Cancer
Read how former Walking College Fellow Ann Mansfield is incorporating walking in her battle against cancer. The inspiring story is here.

October 18, 2017- Obesity Data Underscores Need for Physical Activity
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that America’s obesity problem hasn’t gotten any better over the past couple of years, with the overall trend line continuing to tick upward. Read how physical activity, including walking, can help address this concerning pattern.

October 13, 2017- America Walks Hosts New Jersey Inclusive Health Workshop with NCHPAD
On October 13, America Walks hosted an Inclusive Health workshop with NCHPAD. Seventy people attended the one-day workshop which looked at how to design an inclusive community project and use of language, imagery, and other communication tools. Learn more and download a copy of the materials here. 

October 13, 2017- America Walks Presents at Congressional Childhood Obesity Prevention Awareness Expo
America Walks attended the Congressional Childhood Obesity Prevention Awareness Expo in Washington, D.C. on October 13. Organizations from across the country attended this event that was designed to raise awareness about the childhood obesity issue and showcase how communities, health professionals, nonprofit organizations and families can work together to get kids healthier and more active. Read more here.

October 11, 2017- America Walks Hosts “Friends and Allies in the Walking Movement” Webinar
America Walks hosted a webinar, “Friends and Allies in the Walking Movement,” which looked at examples of programs, policies, and practices that demonstrated the strength we have when we come together to support walking and walkability. Learn more and watch the recording here. 

October 6, 2017- America Walks Hosts Workplace Wellness Webinar
America Walks hosted a webinar with ChangeLab Solutions on resources they have to support healthy and active workplaces. Learn more and watch the recording here. 

October 2, 2017- America Walks Launches Community Change Grant Application
America Walks has opened the third year of its micro grant program. This program awards funds to community projects that promote walking and support walkability. Learn more and apply here.