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Wellness Champions Build Healthy Habits in San Diego
February 14, 2019

The habits children learn in their earliest years stay with them for a lifetime. All of the adults in a child’s life have the power to be healthy role models, but they need tools and information in order to do so. Second to parents and families, early care and education (ECE) providers have a huge influence over what millions of young children eat and how they play. In San Diego County, Calif., ECE providers are stepping up to create healthier early learning environments that promote healthy habits.

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New Report: Investing in Health: Robust Local Active Transportation Financing for Healthy Communities

To transform our communities into healthy places, we need to invest in creating streets and neighborhoods that make regular physical activity easy to achieve through healthy walking and bicycling. When people walk and bike for transportation, they incorporate physical activity into their daily routines, which improves a variety of health outcomes. But communities can’t develop robust active transportation networks that support a range of users without adequate funding. The good news is that local governments can employ proven active transportation financing strategies to create active communities, improving health and well-being for everyone in communities— children, families, and older adults.

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Breaking News: New Complete Streets Policy in Tucson, Ariz.
February 14, 2019

Breaking news out of Tucson, Ariz.!  Last week, after two years of advocacy, community outreach, and a collaborative policy development process with Tucson Department of Transportation and the Complete Streets Task Force, the City Council voted 7-0 to make streets safer by passing a Complete Streets policy!

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Gimme Five: Krista Scott
February 14, 2019

This week, we had a chance to chat with Krista Scott, a Voices Action Center leader who is dedicated to making each day healthier for children. As the current Senior Director for Child Care Health Policy at Child Care Aware of America, Krista is working at the forefront of policy, advocacy and equity.

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Data into Dollars: How Fitness Data Can Justify Funding for Physical Education
January 31, 2019

As the saying goes, knowledge is power. Data and technology fuel our world, influencing our modes of communication, how we stay in touch with old friends, and how we monitor and improve our health. Across the nation, schools are using technology to evaluate students’ progress in math, science, and social studies, and even in physical education. 

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The Call for Ideas for the 2019 Aspen Ideas Incubator is Now Open!

For four years, the Aspen Global Innovators Group has hosted the Aspen Ideas Incubator immediately preceding the Aspen Ideas: Health festival to drive new ideas to action that address today’s most pressing health challenges.

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