Category: Culture of Health

November 20, 2018

2019 Safe Routes to Parks Application due December 10

Communities are invited to apply for the 2019 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program. The program provides tailored technical assistance for 11 communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans.  Grantee communities will work closely with staff at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership from February through September 2019 to develop action plans aimed at improving safe, equitable access to local parks in their communities. Applications are due by 11:59 PM PT on December 10.

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November 20, 2018

Facebook LIVE: Take 15: Jumpstart Employee Wellness in 2019 December 18

January signifies the time for change; a new year with new healthy lifestyle resolutions. Learn how you can take advantage of this momentum to boost participation in your staff wellness initiatives. Tune into Facebook LIVE on December 18 at 3:45 PM EST for a conversation with Healthy Schools Program Manager Fancy Flores on ways to take employee wellness to the next level in 2019. In this session, Fancy will share ideas to get your colleagues excited about wellness in the new year and examples of what schools across the country are doing to promote employee wellness

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November 9, 2018

Mount Pisgah/Eugene: National Take a Hike Day November 17

Join Eugene’s Women Who Hike Group for a hike on the west summit trail to the top of Mt. Pisgah. This trail will take the group to the left side of the mountain, around the backside with a more quiet and forested landscape, then to the summit with beautiful panoramic views of the Willamette Valley. This hike is 4 miles long.

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November 9, 2018

National Recreation and Park Association (NPRA) Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs due November 19

With the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NPRA is now accepting applications for Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs. This grant allows local park and recreation agencies to train staff to implement the evidence-based physical activity programs Walk With Ease, Active Living Every Day and Fit & Strong. These programs are designed to help people with arthritis and other chronic diseases manage their conditions through physical activity engagement and health education. A total of 220 Instructor Training grants will be awarded. Applications are due Monday, November 19.

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November 9, 2018

Bend: Day After Thanksgiving Urban Hike November 23

Celebrate getting outside in Bend the Friday after Thanksgiving. Join this group for an urban hike on pavement, gravel, dirt and everything in between. All paces and abilities are welcome to join. Kids are welcome too – please be sure they can walk for about an hour without stopping. Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend outside with this fun 3-3.5 mile loop!

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