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
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Connection provides information on trauma-informed/resilience-building practices. Do you ever wonder, what is the relationship between adverse experiences and eating habits, food security, and nutritional status? How can we work on food insecurity and nutritional health in a trauma-informed way? How can understanding our relationship to food through a trauma-informed lens support healing, resilience, and whole health? Look no further!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is leading a national initiative called Active People, Healthy Nation, this initiative is to aim for 27 million Americans to become more physically aware and active by the year 2027. The increased physical activity can improve health, quality of life, and reduce health care costs.
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.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federal grant program that funds nutrition education, social marketing and policy, systems and environmental projects across the US States and territories.
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.