NuPA Newsletter – May is National Bike Month
Change it up and ride your bike! Metrolink in the Los Angeles County will be kicking off National Bike Month by biking together rather than driving alone! Bicycling to work means fewer cars on the road and less pollution. It can also save you money while providing a fun and safe way for kids and adults to get in much needed physical activity. An often overlooked, but extremely important aspect of Bike Month is bicycle safety. Metrolink offers classes and online biking guides that are FREE, interactive, and take place all across the county.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides downloadable Healthy Out-of-School Time Roadmaps to explore the implementation of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards to create a healthier out-of-school time environment for kids. All roadmaps are aligned to the recently-refreshed National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity and include tips to take actio
The CDC created a Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, that promotes scientifically proven strategies to increase physical activity through state and community-based programs. Building active communities can help support local economies, result in less air pollution, and create more cohesive communities.
The Head Start Programs and Early Head Start Programs provide a variety of child development and positive learning services including school readiness, health and nutrition resources, and family well-being support. Although over a million children are served each year, California has yet to provide adequate funding to support the capacity of these programs.
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released a new report, 2019 County Health Rankings (CHR&R), to analyze how the quality of our geographical residence affects healthy living. This report summarizes key findings on how housing cost burden is a barrier to health equity and disproportionately impacts the low-income communities.
In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a national committee of advisors, ChangeLab Solutions released a new report, A Blueprint for Changemakers: Achieving Health Equity Through Law & Policy. This guide offers the Changemaker roadmap to help communities to advance laws and policies that will ensure equitable health access for all.