Category: Exercise

September 21, 2016

School’s Out, So Let Us In—to Play

Are school fields and playgrounds in your community locked up after class? Salud America offers a free toolkit to help you advocate for an “open use” policy in your district that allows local residents to use school recreational facilities when class isn’t in session. Download the kit for help to start the conversation.

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September 21, 2016

Building a Culture of Health? This Prize Has Your Name on It

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for communities in Oregon and nationwide that through powerful partnerships and commitments are building a culture of health—places where all residents, no matter who they are or where they live, can thrive. If your community is engaged in this work, RWJF’s short video explains more, including details about the $25,000 prize.

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January 22, 2016

Oregon, Let’s Go for a Heart Walk

More than a million people take part each year in events related to Heart Walk, an effort by the American Heart Association to raise funds for combating heart disease and stroke. Plan an event in your community, form a team to join the May 2016 walk in Portland—or  start your own Virtual Walk today.

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January 20, 2016

Get Motivated for Walk + Bike Challenge in 2016

May 2016 will be here before you know it, so register now for Oregon’s Walk + Bike Challenge. The friendly competition hosted by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance encourages more kids and families to walk and bike to and from school and throughout their neighborhoods.

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January 20, 2016

The Nation’s Doctor Says…Step It Up!

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants Americans to walk and roll more for better health—and for communities to make that easier for people of all ages and abilities. His Step It Up! campaign includes videos, a walking playlist and other resources for joining the call to improve access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll.

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