Upcoming roundtable sponsored by the Food and Nutrition Board at the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
If you cannot join in person, you can register for the webcast.
How can investments in the built environment advance obesity
12*, join the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions for a workshop that will
explore the roles built environment policies and practices play in the
prevention and treatment of obesity and will highlight promising, scalable,
multi-sector strategies to create more healthful and equitable
environments. Built environment topics that will be covered include urban
planning and design, transportation systems, parks and recreation, and food
systems. Register to attend either in person or via webcast. Due to seating
capacity, in-person registration for this workshop is limited.
Please join us for the 6th Annual Safe Streets Summit! The Summit is a collaborative effort between the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization as well as the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency to provide a local yet regionally connected approach to prioritizing and implementing Complete Streets throughout Southeast Florida. This is the first year it will be hosted in Miami-Dade County!
The Safe Streets Summit brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff, and community partners to elevate our efforts on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes of transportation. This year the Summit will be held at the Intercontinental Miami hotel.
The theme for 2019 is "Safe Streets, Smart Streets," bringing a focus on the implementation of innovative transportation efforts that address challenges of the future. This year's Summit will seek to inspire decision makers and agencies to implement multimodal transportation solutions that expand travel options through first/last mile connections to transit and will emphasize the importance of actively incorporating equity and inclusion throughout all efforts. The Summit will highlight successful efforts nationally and across the region that offer practical and replicable strategies to address safety, health, economic development, and local transportation challenges.
We are proud to have the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, as our Keynote Speaker. Our Emcee will be Emiko Atherton, the Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. Registration and other summit details are available at: https://www.safestreetssummit.org/.
Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 920
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 375-1647
Fax: (305) 375-4950
For complaints, questions or concerns about civil rights or nondiscrimination, or for special requests under the American with Disabilities Act, please contact Paul Chance at (305) 375-1888 or paul.chance(a)mdtpo.org
The Urban Land Institute and Smart Growth America recently released a
report examining unhealthy corridors, their prevalence and location, the
conditions they share, and the impact they have on people’s lives. The
report also explores the land use and transportation decisions that give
rise to and perpetuate unhealthy corridors as well as opportunities to
use policy and practice levers to shape them into something better.
The appendix for the report puts forth the methodology used to identify
an unhealthy corridor, the sample of identified urban and suburban
commercial arterials, compiled data to measure unhealthy corridor
conditions and an explanation of each step in the process to quantify
and rank the corridors. The appendix is a separate document.
Transportation Planning Consultant
Please forward widely to your colleagues and networks!
The Tennessee Department of Health is hiring two built environment specialists:
The Office of Primary Prevention is seeking a Built Environment Coordinator/Grant Manager to help administer and oversee two built environment grant programs and provide general built environment expertise for the Department. The ideal candidate has a passion for the built environment and health, an aptitude for organization, is motivated by creative problem-solving and values developing strong partnerships.
Work Title: Built Environment Coordinator/Grant Manager
Annual Compensation: $33,228-$53,172
Education & Experience: Bachelor's + 3 years' experience; or graduate degree + 1 year experience; or qualifying full-time experience may be substituted for education
Location: Nashville, TN
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2019
Website: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm search: Admin Services Assistant 3 (with closing date 2/5/19) (search box at bottom of page)
Supplemental Information and required written questions: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/jobs/AHHABE_Grant_Manage… (also attached)
The Division of Community Health Services, in partnership with the Office of Primary Prevention, is hiring a Healthy Development Coordinator for the East Tennessee region. The Healthy Development Coordinator will serve as a liaison between public health and local/regional built environment efforts. Work outcomes will focus on opportunities to create policy, systems and environmental changes that foster healthy eating and active living. Initiatives may include coordinating with partners such as development districts, local planning and zoning offices, parks and recreation, schools, chambers of commerce and non-profits to address food access, Complete Streets, greenways and walking trails, playgrounds and splash pads, and other built environment projects/programs.
Work Title: Healthy Development Coordinator
Annual Compensation: $40,392-$64,608
Education & Experience: Bachelor's + 2-3 years' practicum or work experience; or graduate degree + practicum; or graduate degree + one year full-time experience.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Deadline to Apply: January 29, 2019
Website: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm search: Healthy Development Coordinator (search box at bottom of page)
Both positions represent the recognition that the places and spaces in which people live have a large determination on health outcomes. The positions are part of a broader effort by the Department to provide staff and funding to assist communities as they create opportunities for physical activity, access to healthy foods, healthy schools, workplace environments, and housing choices.
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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The agenda and other activities of the Task Force on Understanding New
Directions for the NHTS (ABJ45T) at the TRB Annual Meeting can be found
See you next week and safe travels,