Communities Putting Prevention to Work (webinar)

Wednesday, September 19th - 1:00-2:30p
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The American Public Health Association, in conjunction with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, is offering a free webinar that showcases two communities that participated in the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program and how they are using walking and bicycling as ways to promote public health.

Chronic diseases are a major public health concern in the U.S. To help combat those diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program in part to help communities find ways to tackle the nation’s obesity epidemic. Communities across the nation have used the CPPW program to make it easier for people to walk and bicycle as part of a concerted effort to reduce obesity. This webinar will show how two communities, Omaha, Neb., and Nashville, Tenn., have leveraged the CPPW program to improve their overall public health.


Mary Balluff, chief of Health & Nutrition Community Services within Omaha's Douglas County Health Department, and Kerri Peterson, executive director of Live Well Omaha, will discuss how they have worked to transform Omaha from a car-centric community to one with more than 20 miles of bicycle lanes and a community desire for more multimodal transportation. The two speakers will discuss the community’s past, current and future efforts to promote public health through active transportation.

Alisa Haushalter, the project director for Nashville’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work campaign, will discuss how the campaign promoted a culture of active walking and bicycling for all in Nashville. Her presentation will focus on how the campaign sought local input, leveraged existing resources and collaborated with governmental and non-governmental organizations to achieve success.

Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation!

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