The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Physical Activity and Health Branch created a new Community Strategies website.
The website supports the work of several rounds of new grant opportunities, including the new State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program, and it further supports existing efforts such as the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, the upcoming revised National Physical Activity Guidelines, and the U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force Community Guide Recommendation related to Transportation and the Built Environment.
The new Community Strategies website currently contains a package of resources supporting the Community Guide Recommendation, including:
- A listing of Real World Examples from communities of various sizes who have implement projects of various scopes and costs;
- An Implementation Resource Guide broken into 6 distinct steps; and
- A Visual Guide to concrete community changes.
It also includes a package of resources related to zoning and land use codes, including the following:
- Components of Local Land Development and Related Zoning Policies Associated with Increased Walking: A Primer for Public Health Practitioner – This document provides a primer for public health practitioners and others interested in engaging with local planning and zoning officials. Specific community examples and links to key resources are provided through the primer along with a glossary of key terms used by the planning and zoning sectors.
- Zoning Code Reforms are Associated with Walking Behaviors in a Nationwide Evaluation – This factsheet summarizes key findings from a recently completed nationwide evaluation of the relationship between zoning code reforms and both leisure time and active travel-related walking and activity.
- Zoning Elements are Associated with Walking Behaviors in a Nationwide Evaluation – This factsheet summarizes key findings from a recently completed nationwide evaluation of the relationship between zoning elements supportive of walking and both leisure time and active travel-related walking.