February 2021

Promoting Physical Activity During the Winter Season and COVID-19 Pandemic

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Although Americans may be facing barriers to getting active due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended social distancing measures, the winter season can present unique opportunities to discover new ways to move that are fun for people of all ages. Even while wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines, people may find they enjoy bundling up for activities like ice skating, sledding, or walking outside...

CARTEEH and Healthy People: Addressing Transportation’s Impact on Health

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At the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH), cross-sector collaboration is key. CARTEEH’s work focuses on how transportation infrastructure and emissions affect human health — bringing transportation and health professionals together to tackle high-priority projects.

Wyandotte County Makes Creative Connections in Move Your Way® Community Campaign

In 2020, ODPHP worked with 8 pilot communities to implement the Move Your Way®  campaign on the local level, using the Move Your Way Community Playbook. This installment highlights successful online campaign strategies that BikeWalkKC used to promote physical activity in Kansas City, Kansas, and across all of Wyandotte County.

Big Cities Health Coalition and Healthy People: Making Data Accessible to Urban Health Departments

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) formed in 2002 with the goal of giving large urban health departments a forum to share strategies and best practices. Its mission is “advancing equity and health for present and future generations.” BCHC is a close collaborator of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), an organization previously highlighted in the Healthy People in Action series.