Rails to Trails Conservancy
Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.
Action for Healthy Kids
Addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
NFL Play 60
NFL Play 60 is the National Football League's campaign aimed at encouraging kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to reverse childhood obesity.
Program developed by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
Head Start Body Start
Resources and ideas to help you bring active play and meaningful movement to your Head Start or early childhood program. Parents will also find activities and tools to inspire creative, movement-based play and healthy food choices at home.
National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides information about state governing bodies, current legislation and reports, surveys, and policies.
CDC: The Guide To Community Preventive Services
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
CDC: Designing and Building Healthy Places
The way we design and build our communities can affect our physical and mental health. Healthy community design integrates evidence-based health strategies into community planning, transportation, and land-use decisions.
CDC: Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals
Environmental and policy approaches may be especially important as they can benefit all people exposed to the environment rather than focusing on changing physical activity behavior one person at a time.
CDC: Healthier Workplace Initiative
A resource for workplace health promotion program planners in state and federal government.
A national resource which fosters walkable communities by engaging, educating, and connecting walking advocates.
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
A non-profit membership organization working to open minds and roads to bicycling. Creating partnerships with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies, and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs on a bike.
Leadership for Healthy Communities
Supports local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.
Joint Use - Sharing School Facilities
Joint use is a way to increase opportunities for children and adults to be more physically active. It refers to two or more entities — usually a school and a city or private organization — sharing indoor and outdoor spaces like gymnasiums, athletic fields and playgrounds. The concept is simple: share resources to keep costs down and communities healthy.
Prevention Institute outlines an approach that community health centers can take to promote community health even as they deliver high quality medical services.
Green Schools Initiative
We are working to leverage the schools sector to transform the school environment – and the markets that supply schools – to improve health and sustainability.
Partnership for a Healthier America
Works with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.
Active Living Resource Center
Helping you make your neighborhood a more physically active place by making it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.