Active Communities

dash_ActiveCommunitiesEquitable access to opportunities for safe and convenient places to be active, as well as transportation systems that encourage daily activity are important component of obesity prevention. This topic explores existing and emerging opportunities to address issues like complete streets, active design, and preserving park land in our communities.

Complete Streets

Complete Streets
icon_dashnypaprThis fact sheet focuses on Complete Streets, a NYS Department of Health’s four priority strategies for preventing chronic disease.  It can be used as a tool to support the development and implementation of local Community Health Improvement Plans and community Service Plans.

WEBINAR: Moving into Action: Planning & Implementing Complete Streets

WEBINAR: Getting Investment: How to Identify and Secure Funding for Complete Streets Projects


Screenshot 2016-05-26 18.10.32PDF webinar: Creating New Opportunities for Active Communities: Shared-Use & Parks Policies in New York State


Resources & Trainings

icon_dashnypaprNew York State Shared Use Agreement Policy Implementation Guide
The New York Shared Use Agreement Policy Implementation Guide is an informational resource for community members, local stakeholders such as parks and school officials, parents, teachers, and public health advocates interested in improving opportunities for healthy living by implementing shared use agreements across New York State.

WEBINAR: Strategies to Implement Active Designs into Local Jurisdiction Projects

WEBINAR: Active Transportation Technical Assistance Interactive