Written by Margaux Mennesson, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

 

Thousands of kids, families and school staff are getting out of their cars and walking to school on October 7, 2015 to celebrate International Walk to School Day, a worldwide event that takes place on the first Wednesday of October each year.…

The US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the National Walking Summit on October 29. Dr. Murthy’s commitment and leadership to getting Americans physically active and healthy is a cornerstone of his tenure. With the upcoming release of his Call to Action on Walking & Walkability, the speech is sure to be one not to miss! …

Webcast: Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkability

If you missed the launch of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action, you can now view the webcast! Join the national conversation by sharing this video with others! …

Written by NCHPAD

On September 9th, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a much anticipated Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  This call recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities while calling on Americans to use walking as a way to be more active.  …