Webinar: Walking 101

Walking 101: The Role of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

1. Suzanne Haydu, M.P.H., R.D.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Coordinator, MCAH/CDPH

2. Scott Bricker, M.U.R.P.
Executive Director, America Walks

3. Lisa Cirill, M.S., P.A.P.H.S.
Chief, California Active Communities, CDPH

Outline & Objectives:

1. Walking 101: The Role of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health
  a. Understand MCAH’s role in promoting walking as a healthy form of physical activity
  b. Explain how our environments can affect the ability to walk
  c. Identify specific ways for MCAH programs to promote walking
  d. Identify other partners that MCAH programs may collaborate with

2. Making America a Great Place to Walk
  a. Overview of America Walks
  b. Health benefits of physical activity and walking
  c. Preferences of people for Walkable Communities
  d. Partners and programs to increase walking
  e. Transportation and health solutions – focus on safety
  f. Transportation and health solutions – case study

3. Opportunities for Collaboration to Promote Walking
  a. Public health approach to support walkability in California
  b. Active Transportation Program (ATP) – goals, funding opportunities, and eligibility
  c. Challenges to overcome regarding improving walkability
  d. Successful collaborations of walkability efforts
  e. Example

• Streaming recording link  

• Suzanne Haydu, CDPH
  Walking 101: The Role of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs (pdf)
• Scott Brinker, America Walks
  America Walks Part 1(pdf)
  America Walks Part 2 (pdf)
  America Walks Part 3 (pdf)
• Lisa Cirill, CDPH
  Opportunities for Collaboration to Promote Walking (pdf)

Referenced Links and Materials:
2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (pdf)
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
   o Americans are Walking More to Improve their Health
   o National Health Worksite Program
   o Vital Signs: More People walk to Better Health, August 2012
   o Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety
   o The Guide to Community Prevention Services
National Center for Safe Routes to School
GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls
BGH: Black Girl Health – Our Bodies Tell our Stories
Vision Zero Initiative: Traffic Safety
• Oregon Department of Transportation and Health working together
   o For more information, contact Michael Tynan 
   o Other States – Massachusetts, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Washington
California walk to School Headquarters: Initiate and implement walk to school programs
Safe Communities America: pedestrian safety
CATSIP: California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages – an online resource for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety in California