GP RED is pleased to announce the availability of two educational resources on building healthy and whole communities:
- “RED Talks”, a dynamic series of educational PowerPoint presentations
- “Featured Viewpoints”, national expert opinions on building whole communities
These presentations were delivered at the 2012 GP RED Invitational Think Tank held in Denver, Colorado. We hope you find them useful and informative!
“Return on Investment and Accountability”
Tools and strategies for assessing your agency’s financial sustainability.
Teresa Penbrooke, CEO, GreenPlay, LLC & Healthy Communities Research Group
Chris Cares, Managing Director, RRC Associates
View here: http://www.slideshare.net/GPRED/return-on-investment-and-accountability
“The Vital Role of the Built Environment”
How the built environment can support the choice for physical activity.
Jessica Osborne, Built Environment Coordinator, CO Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Betsy Jacobsen, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator, CO Dept. of Transportation
View here: http://www.slideshare.net/GPRED/the-vital-role-of-the-built-environment-in-building-healthy-communities
“National Wildlife Federation: Be Out There”
The vital role that getting outside plays in children’s health and well-being.
Presenter: Julie Gustafson, Senior Regional Education Program Manager, National Wildlife Federation
View here: http://www.slideshare.net/GPRED/national-wildlife-federation-be-out-there
“Trends in Active Transportation/ The State of the Industry”
How active transportation and access to parks impact healthy behaviors.
Kevin Krizek, Professor, Environmental Design, University of Colorado
Rob Layton, ASLA Fellow & Founder, Design Concepts Landscape Architects
View here: http://www.slideshare.net/GPRED/trends-in-active-transportation
“Nature Deficit Disorder: Research, Trends and Hopeful Signs”
Research on the benefits of outdoor play experiences for children.
Presenter: Marcella Wells, Ph.D., Wells Resources, Inc
View here: http://www.slideshare.net/GPRED/nature-deficit-disorder-research-trends-and-hopeful-signs
Expert opinion on questions relating to building healthy & whole communities.
Presenters: 2012 National Think Tank Attendees
View here: http://www.gpred.org/file_download.php?id=121
Assessing The Built Environment for Physical Activity
This is an introductory course to learn how to assess streetscapes, parks and trails for physical activity. The course is geared towards researchers, practitioners and anyone else with an interest in learning how to conduct audits of the built environment. Participants will learn about the main variables found in most physical activity-focused built environment audit tools, with a more in-depth look at a few specific tools (IMI, ANC, PEDS, PARA, EAPRS & PEAT). The participants will also learn how to customize the tools and train others to conduct assessments.
To register for the course: https://pabec.nursing.upenn.edu/
Idaho Falls, Idaho – October, 9th-11th, 2013
Idaho Falls, The Hotel on the Falls