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Portland: Understanding and Dismantling Racism April 30

Join the Oregon Recreation & Park Association for this workshop, open to anyone. Whether you are new to the concept of equity or actively working on increasing equity in your workplace, there is something to learn here. Part educational, part collaborative, Understanding and Dismantling Racism covers terms, concepts, history and expressions of racism. All the content in this workshop can be applied to our work and personal environments.

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Oregon Safe Routes to School Program Application Process Review Survey

Take a moment to help the Oregon Department of Transportation improve the application process and expand access to the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). The SRTS Program creates safe, convenient and fun ways for kids to walk and bike to school in Oregon communities.

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Resource: Physical Activity | Strategies and Resources

This resource, created by the Centers for Disease Control, provides guidelines to increase physical activity access and outreach. Providing and promoting places for people to be physically active may increase public use of facilities as well as help boost physical activity levels. This can include creating and improving walking trails, building exercise facilities, and providing access to existing facilities.

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Resource: Life in Rural America Part II

For many across rural America, the ability to stay healthy is challenged by financial hardships and difficulty accessing adequate and affordable health care. Despite these challenges, the majority of rural adults are satisfied with their quality of life and feel they can have an effect on their local community. That is one of the primary findings of the latest poll from NPR, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The second in a series, the poll surveyed 1,405 adults ages 18 or older living in rural America about their personal experiences with health, social, civic and economic issues. Download the report and learn more.

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Portland: Nike Community Impact Fund

The Nike Community Impact Fund benefits communities where Nike employees live, work and play. Since 2010, the Nike Community Impact Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation has been awarding grants to organizations in Portland and SW Washington that give youth positive experiences with sports and physical activity, and advance healthier, supportive and more inclusive communities. Grants are one-year awards of $5,000 to $20,000.

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