The American Public Health Association and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, in partnership with the League of American Bicyclists, created an interactive website exploring The Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. The website makes critical data from this report more accessible and user-friendly and demonstrates ways for users to explore benchmarks such as mode share, public health, and traffic safety. Check out the Benchmarking Report website<http://bikingandwalkingbenchmarks.org/>.
Policy Analyst, Environmental Health
Center for Public Health Policy
American Public Health Association
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Join us for the Year of Climate Change and Health<http://www.apha.org/climate> culminating with APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting
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this webinar may be of interest to some.
BTS Webinar Behind the Numbers: Exploring Transportation Statistics -
1:30pm ET on Tuesday, April 25
National Bike Month is just around the corner! Ever wonder how much
cycling is going on? We wonder as well! In this webinar we’re going to
be highlighting national and local efforts to count cyclists. We will
also explore how bike-share expands modal choice and extends the
existing transportation system by providing access to destinations off
existing public transportation routes. Join presenters from the Bureau
of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, and the
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and explore the role data
plays in monitoring and observing key trends in bicycle transportation.
Presentations will cover non-motorized count extensions to the Traffic
Monitoring Guide (TMG) and the Traffic Monitoring Analysis System
(TMAS), the MPO Bike/Ped Count Technology Pilot Project as well as
highlights from the Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database (IPCD).
More information available at:
Email BTSWebinars(a)spatialfront.com <mailto:BTSWebinars@spatialfront.com>
to RSVP and to receive the web link/conference line information.
The Tennessee Department of Health greatly appreciates your assistance promoting our new Healthy Development Coordinator employment opportunities. Below is updated information for your networks:
TN Department of Health - Healthy Development Coordinators - APPLY NOW<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm> (enter Healthy Development Coordinator in the search box)
Upper Cumberland region- Closes April 4th
West, South Central, Southeast and Northeast regions - Open April 5th
East TN (Knoxville) - Closed
Middle TN (Nashville) - Closed
From: Leslie Meehan
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:28 AM
To: Leslie Meehan
Subject: TN Department of Health: Healthy Development Coordinator Positions - NOW HIRING
Please help to spread the word: the TN Department of Health is hiring 7 positions that will focus on the built environment and health. If you are receiving this email, please know that you were selected because of your valuable work and connections. We greatly appreciate you taking time to pass along this employment opportunity to your colleagues and students.
The Tennessee Department of Health is currently advertising 7 regional positions called Healthy Development Coordinators (HDC). The Coordinators will be housed in the seven Regional Health Departments (map below) and will serve as liaisons between public health and local/regional built environment efforts. The positions were created in recognition that the places and spaces in which people live have a larger determination on health than access to healthcare or genetics. The HDCs are part of a broader effort by the Tennessee Department of Health to provide staff and funding to assist communities as they create opportunities for physical activity such as walking and bicycling, access to healthy foods such as grocery stores and farmers markets, healthy school and workplace environments, and housing choices.
The HDCs will focus on opportunities to create policy, systems and environmental changes to built environments that foster healthy eating and active living. Examples may include coordinating with partners such as development districts, local planning and zoning offices, parks and recreation, schools and Coordinated School Health programs, chambers, Healthier TN Communities, YMCAs and other stakeholders to address food access, farmers markets, Complete Streets, greenways and walking trails, playgrounds and splash pads, and other publically-available built environment projects and programs to increase access to physical activity and healthy foods.
A variety of backgrounds are eligible including:
public health, public administration, community planning, civic engagement, public policy, engineering, law or economics (see attached for full requirements).
Each region is advertising separately between now and mid-April. Please help to spread the word and check back frequently as each region's job is posted.
Website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm Search by words: Healthy Development Coord.
East TN (location Knoxville, TN) - ACT NOW Closes Tue. 03/21/17 11:59 PM Central Time
Middle TN (location Nashville, TN) - Closes Tue. 03/28/17 11:59 PM Central Time
Leslie Meehan, MPA AICP| Director
Office of Primary Prevention
Andrew Johnson Building, 5th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243
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