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USVI Department of Public Works 

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November 21, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources November 20, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Advancing Safe Routes to Parks in the Time of Coronavirus

·       Upcoming Virtual Discussion: Safe Routes to School Winter Activities during COVID

November 13, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources November 13, 2020

Highlights this week..

 

Physical Activity Resources

  • New Resource: Sample Proclamation for Active People, Healthy Nation

  • New Funding Opportunity: 2021 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program

November 06, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources November 6, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Built Environment for People with Disabilities in Tribal Communities

·       New Publication: Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities: A Review

Physical Activity

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Built Environment for People with Disabilities in Tribal Communities

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. EST

Register Here

 

Join us for our webinar titled Creating a Safe and Inclusive Built Environment for People with Disabilities in Tribal Communities. The webinar, which will feature our partners from the disability inclusion movement and the tribal planning and design professions, will include the presentation of a new America Walks report and recommendations for improving inclusivity and accessibility in Indian Country.  There will also be an announcement of a mini-grant funding opportunity for communities and groups interested in advancing best practices in this field.

 

New Publication: Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities: A Review

The primary aim of this review paper was to identify programs and policies that effectively promote and increase the use of trails among youth, especially those from under-resourced neighborhoods or communities. Three additional goals of the review included identifying (1) correlates of physical activity/trail use and features of transportation systems or built environment and land use destinations that may inform and support the planning and implementation of programs to promote trail use among youth, (2) benefits associated with trail use, and (3) barriers to trail use.

Importantly, no studies were located that evaluated programs designed to promote and increase trail use among youth. Thus, this new research publication vividly highlights the lack of scientific evidence that addresses the underrepresentation of trail use by youth from under-resourced communities. If you have additional questions, contact David Brown at drb8@cdc.gov.

 

Click here to access the article.

November 04, 2020

November 02, 2020

November 01, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources October 30, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: What Does Safe Transportation for the 50+ Look Like Now?

·       New Workshop Recordings: AARP Livable Communities Transportation Workshop: Keynote Speakers

·       Upcoming Webinar: Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (PAPREN) November Grand Rounds: Mobility and Movement through Communities for People with Disabilities

October 23, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources October 23, 2020

Highlights this week,,

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Driving Down Emissions: Transportation, Land Use and Climate Change

·       Upcoming Webinar: The Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) Update

·       Upcoming Webinar: TransportationCamp DC 2021

October 14, 2020

USVI Sports Commission's goal is to increase physical activity with wellness and fitness programs

Article in St. Croix Source: https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/10/13/sports-commission-gains-traction-developing-sport-policy-handbook/

Article in St Croix Avis, October 14, 2020 below

October 14, 2020

Bill No. 33-0220 Amend to Create Access for the Disabled at Beaches

Article in St. Croix Source

.https://stcroixsource.com/2020/10/13/senate-panel-oks-375000-for-beach-access-construction/

Article from the Consortium

https://viconsortium.com/vi-government/virgin-islands-handicap-citizens-soon-to-gain-greater-access-to-the-territorys-beaches

Articles in Daily News and St. Croix Avis below

October 09, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources October 9, 2020

Highlights this week....

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: The Affordable City: Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach (and Keeping it There)

·       New Funding Opportunity: Community Change Grants

October 07, 2020

The USVI Walkability Institute Held its First Webinar on October 7, 2020..

The  webinar "titled "Improving Walkability for a Healthy & Resilient Territory" focused on multi-modal design.

For more information on future webinars, please visit the tab labelled "2020 USVI WI Webinar Series".

For a recording of the fist webinar, please see below. 

Passcode: 2%i%$N#!

October 05, 2020

USVI Walkability Institute Webinar Series 2020: 1st Webinar

Improving Walkability for a Healthy and Resilient Territory

October 7, 2020

October 02, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources October 2, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

  • Upcoming Webinar: Reconnecting Children with Nature “Our Responsibility and Our Opportunity”

  • Upcoming Webinar: Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

  • Upcoming Webinar: Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data

  • Upcoming Webinar Series: Health and Transportation

September 25, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources September 25, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

  • New Webinar: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods

  • New Resource: New Website on Place & Health

  • Funding Opportunity: Creating State-Based Military Partnerships to Address Physical Activity, Nutrition, Obesity, and Tobacco Prevention and Control

 

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September 11, 2020

CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Weekly Digest with COVID-19 resources; September 11, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity in the Black Community

·       Upcoming Workshop: The 2020 AARP Livable Communities Transportation Workshop

·       New Resource: Toolkit Outlines Resources to Address Transportation and Other Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities

·       New Resource: AARP HomeFit Guide

September 04, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources September 4, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe and Accessible Space

·       Upcoming Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity in the Black Community

·       New Resource: CDC Foundation Public Transportation Action Guide

September 04, 2020

Copy Of -CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources September 4, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

·       Upcoming Webinar: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe and Accessible Space

·       Upcoming Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity in the Black Community

·       New Resource: CDC Foundation Public Transportation Action Guide

August 21, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources August 21, 2020

This week's highlights..

Physical Activity Resources

·       New Resource: Physical Activity and Cancer Graphic

·       New Resource: The AARP Livable Communities Map

·       New Press Release: Mayor Launches Move with the Mayor and Active People, Healthy Nation Initiative

·       New Opportunity: Become an Active People, Healthy Nation Champion

·       New Award Winners: The 2020 Challenge: AARP Quick-Action Projects

August 14, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources August 14, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·       New Opportunity: The Champions Institute for Elected Officials

·       New Resources: Back to School 2020 Recommendations for Safe Routes to School Programming

August 07, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources August 7, 2020

Highlights this Week....

Physical Activity Resources

·        New Resource: The Design for Distancing Ideas Guidebook

·        New Resource: The Spread of ‘StrEateries’

·        New Resource: Walk Audit Worksheets en Español

·        New Funding Opportunity: 2021 Culture of Health Prize

·        New Funding Opportunity: Equitable Parks and Green Spaces in Small and Midsize Cities: Planning Grant

August 01, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources July 31, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

·        New Resource: The Design for Distancing Ideas Guidebook

·        New Resource: Opening Streets for ‘Open Streets’

·        New Blog Series: #PostCovidCity: The Future of Community Engagement

July 24, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources July 24, 2020

Highlights this week....

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar:  Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis

·        Upcoming Webinar: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – A Conversation with Author Andre Perry

·        Upcoming Webinar: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country (Part 2): Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

·        Upcoming Conference: Walk/Bike/Places 2020

·        Upcoming Training: New Virtual Streets as Places Training

·        New Resource: Pop-Up Recipes for Bike Lanes

July 10, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources July 10, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·        Recorded Webinars: Webinar Series: Livable Communities don’t Just Happen. 

·        New Resource: 2020 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Physical Activity

·        Projects Awarded: Artist-led projects to address pandemic-related challenges

July 03, 2020

July 8 webinar: The Role of Trails, Walking and Biking in COVID-19 Management

For future webinars hosted by the Rails to Trails Conservancy, please see the link below

June 24, 2020

Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

There are many reasons to walk that are not related to transportation. The practice of walking can impact our health, spirituality, and culture.

 

In this webinar, we will expand on how walking is ingrained in our being (whether on foot or on wheels), focus on examples of walking as a practice, and discuss how walking can break down barriers in our communities. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

June 23, 2020

Invest in America Supports

- The Virgin Islands to use federal surface transportation funding for construction of access and development roads that will serve resource development, recreational, residential and others..

 

 

- Designing streets that are safer for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists

June 19, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources June 19, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar: Walkability and Health: Building Strong, Vibrant and Resilient Communities – Part 2: Street Design and Placemaking

  • Recorded Webinar: Walkability and Health: Building Strong, Vibrant and Resilient Communities - Part 1: Tools and Techniques June 11, 2020

  • Recorded Webinar: Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

June 12, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources June 12, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Summit: North Carolina BikeWalk Summit 2020

·        New Resource: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) City Transportation Action Updates Photo Library

June 05, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources June 5, 2020

Highlights this week....

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar: Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

·        Upcoming Conference: The Academy of Neuroscience for Agriculture (ANFA) 2020 Virtual Conference

·        New Resource: The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Action Updates Photo Library

·        New Blog Post: Making Meaning and Finding Solutions for a Better Future and 5 Tips for Sparking Walkable Community Change

·        Recorded Webinar: Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities Are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space

May 29, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources May 29, 2020

Highlights this week....

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar: Enhancing Walkable Spaces through Public Art 

·        New Resource: COVID-19 Resources and Community Tracking for Walking and Bicycling

May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Transportation Response Updates May 21, 2020

 A new NACTO resource on emerging street practices for pandemic response & recovery, a webinar on repurposing the street to create space for physical distance at restaurants, an audio update from New Zealand, and a newly-posted webinar on building temporary walking and biking facilities.

May 22, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources May 22, 2020

Highlight's this week..

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar: In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration - a Conversation with Author and Neuroscientist Shane O'Mara

·        Upcoming Conference: Urban Transitions 2020: Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living

May 16, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources May 15, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity Resources

  • Upcoming Webinar: Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities Are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space

  • New Fellows Announcements: America Walks 2020 Class of Walking College Fellows

  • New Funding Opportunity: Arts & Transportation Rapid Response

May 08, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources May 8, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources

  • New Resources: COVID-19 Resources and Information from Active Transportation Alliance

  • New Resources: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO’s) Rapid Response: Tools for Cities

  • New Opportunity: New Workgroups are Forming: Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (PAPREN)

May 01, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST With COVID-19 Resources May 1, 2020

Highlights this week..

Physical Activity Resources
 No Updates Upcoming Webinar: Join us for our Network Commons: Why Investing in
Communities Matters More than Ever in the Time of Coronavirus
 Upcoming Webinar: Advocating for and Creating Effective Public Transit
 Upcoming Webinar: Walking and Walkability in the Time of COVID-19: New Policies and
Practice
 New Resource: Recorded Webinar: Slow, Shared, and Safe: Closing Streets to Thru-Traffic
During the Coronavirus
 New Resource: The COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI)
 New Resource: Making Cities and Spaces Work for People
 New Resource: Take a Virtual Tour of our National Parks!
 New Blog Series: #POSTCOVIDCITY: How to Create a More Equitable Public Realm Amid
COVID-19
 New Blog Post: Bringing Back “Automatic Pedestrian Recall”: How Coronavirus Might Make
Walking Easier in the Future.
 New Blog Post: Physical Activity Can Be Helpful in the Coronavirus Pandemic
 New Funding Opportunity: The 2020 AARP Community Challenge is On!
 New Opportunity to Share: Supporting Shared Streets

April 30, 2020

Virtual Community Engagement

Learn how the use of virtual community engagement can assist communication outreach efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barbados Implements Walkability Project

April 03, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST April 3, 2020

This week's highlights...

Physical Activity Resources

·        New Blog Post: Managing the Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Outbreak Through Walking: Walking, Moving and Connection in a Time of Social Distance

·        New Resource: Free Temporary Walkabouts Access for
Teachers and Students During COVID-19 Closures 

March 28, 2020

The Nation's Capital Walkability Initiative

DC’s Vision Zero

An Action plan to achieve zero fatalities by 2024 and reports on our progress

 

Pedestrian Master plan

Created in 2009, it is an initiative where any trip can be taken on foot safely and comfortably, and where roadways equally serve pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists

 

 Cleveland Park Streetscape and Drainage Improvement project

The objective of this project is to address the local recurring flooding problem near the Cleveland Park Metro Station for drainage improvements; to improve pedestrian safety, access, and visibility at all intersections; and introduce public realm improvements along the corridor.

The overall project includes but is not limited to drainage improvement, streetscape, streetlight modification, paving and stormwater management along the Connecticut Avenue corridor.

 

Safety Matters and Trails programs

Safety Matters projects are high impact, low cost improvements to neighborhood streets such as new pavement markings, signs, signals, curb changes, or lighting to improve bicycle, pedestrian, and driver safety.

 

March 13, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST March 13, 2020

This week's highlights...

 

Physical Activity Resources

·        Upcoming Webinar:  Communities of Practice:  An Evaluation for Physical Activity and Public Health 

  • New Report:  Safe Routes to Healthy Food Report and Action Agenda 

·        New Article:  Gentrification, Neighborhood Change, and Population Health:  A Systematic Review

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March 06, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST March 6, 2020

Highlights this week.....

Physical Activity Resources

·        New Report:  Safe Routes to Healthy Food Report and Action Agenda:  Connecting Active Transportation to Healthy Food Access

  • New Funding Opportunity:  Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) Program

·        New Newsletter:  ActivePeople News

February 23, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST February 21, 2020

Highlights this week. 

Physical Activity

  • Upcoming Webinar:  Walkability at the Ballot Box

February 07, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST February 7, 2020

This week's highlight...

Physical Activity

  • New Funding Opportunity:  The 2020 AARP Community Challenge

  • Upcoming Webinar:  Strategically Positioning Parks and Recreation Agencies as Preventive Public Health Providers

  • New Funding Opportunity:  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities 

  • New Opportunity:  2020 Walking College Fellow

January 24, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST January 24, 2020

Highlights this week...

Physical Activity

·         New Resource:  The Active Communities Tool (ACT) is Now Online!    

·         New Initiative:  Nationwide Launch of CDC’s Active People, Healthy NationSM Initiative  

January 21, 2020

January 18, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST January 17, 2020

This week's highlights....

Physical Activity

·         New Article:  Evaluation of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Bike and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative  

  • Upcoming Webinar:  Walkability for All:  Putting Equity into Practice 

  • New Initiative:  Nationwide Launch of CDC’s Active People, Healthy NationSM Initiative  

  • New Resource:  New Adult Physical Inactivity Prevalence Maps by Race, Ethnicity, and Location

January 10, 2020

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST January 10, 2020

Highlights this week....

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Opportunity:  America Walks' Walking College

  • Upcoming Summit:  National Walking Summit

  • New Resource:  CDC's Active Communities Tool (ACT)

  • New Resource:  Winter Maintenance Resource Guide

  • New Article:  The Safe Routes to School Program Census Project

December 20, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST December 20, 2019

Highlight  this week...

 

Physical Activity

New Resource:  State-Level Physical Activity Planning in the United States:  A NEW Report from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance 

This NEW report from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) reviews the availability of, and content within, state-level physical activity plans in use across the United States. 

 

An overarching priority of the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) is to "support development and implementation of comprehensive physical activity strategic plans at the state, regional, and community levels." Using the evidence-informed NPAP as a blueprint, states are called to develop stand-alone state-specific physical activity plans that includes context-specific strategies and tactics for all sectors to take a role in physical activity promotion. 

 

This new report analyzes the number of states with public health plans that include physical activity and the extent to which those plans align with the NPAP priorities and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans for the first time.

 

Click here to access the report and more detailed information about the plans available in each state.

December 13, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST December 13, 2019

This week's highlights....

Physical Activity

·         New Article:  What is a Pop-Up Demonstration?   

·         Funding Opportunity:  2020 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program 

Health Equity Resources

·         New Resource:  Long-Range Planning for Health, Equity, & Prosperity:  A Primer for Local Governments

·         Upcoming Conference:  National Indian Health Board's 11th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit

Breastfeeding Resources

·         New Resource:  CDC New Storage and Preparation of Breast Milk and Human Milk Storage Guidelines Resources in English and Spanish

December 10, 2019

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) Releases 2019 USVI KIDS COUNT Data Book

Key KIDS COUNT Data Book 2019 Highlights (from the most recent data available)

 

  • Child Population - The child population in the Virgin Islands has diminished significantly since the year 2000, decreasing by more than 14,500 children (or 42%). In 2015, children represented 20% of the total population.

  • Child Poverty - In 2015, the child poverty rate in the Virgin Islands decreased to 30%, matching the lowest reported poverty rate for children recorded since 2010. By comparison, in the United States, 21% of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold, ranging from 11% in New Hampshire to 32% in Mississippi (source: National Center for Children in Poverty).

  • School Readiness - Consistent with the last decade of reported results, there remains a significant number of Virgin Islands children entering public kindergarten lacking age-expected cognition skills (31% in 2018, 31% in 2016, 35% in 2015) and language skills (48% in 2018, 44% in 2016, 50% in 2015).

  • Health Insurance - In 2015, 18.9% of all Virgin Islands children and youth, ages birth through 19 (4,022 children) lacked health insurance. Although this rate is less than previous years (26% in 2015, 27% in 2013), it still remains higher than in any state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression - The data from the Community Needs Assessment suggest high levels of risk for PTSD and depression in the school-age population surveyed throughout the Territory (source: Community Needs Assessment: Understanding the Needs of Vulnerable Children and Families in the U.S. Virgin Islands Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria, 2019, p. 85).

 

This release of USVI KIDS COUNT 2019 marks the two-year anniversary of the Territory’s devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria - two category 5 hurricanes. In September 2018, CFVI provided a one-year update letter to our community which expressed gratitude for the efforts that had shown us the very best of humanity: family, friends, neighbors and even strangers coming together in remarkable ways. And we promised to continue the work of rebuilding a stronger, more resilient USVI for all our people.

 

“These pressing challenges call for smart policies, innovative solutions, and focused attention on our priorities. The more we support all Virgin Islands children to grow up healthy, hopeful, and contributing to the community, the brighter our future looks,” said Baecher-Brown. 

December 06, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST December 6, 2019

This week's highlights...

Physical Activity

·         New Funding Opportunity:  PeopleForBikes 2020 Community Grant Program   

·         New Opportunity:  Share Your City Park Story  

·         Upcoming Conference:  2020 Walk/Bike/Places Conference 

December 05, 2019

Opening Ceremony for the St. Croix ByPass Bike Lane on St. Croix

November 29, 2019

Opening Ceremony for First Bike Lanes in the US Virgin Islands Scheduled for December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

November 22, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST November 22, 2019

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Physical Activity

·         New Report:  Active Transportation Transforms America 

·         Upcoming Webinar:  Places for People:  Highlights from the National Walking Summit-Columbus  

November 21, 2019

Urban Land Institute's Advisory Service Panel: Mobility, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

The panel 's focus: 

  • How can pedestrian and transportation links be improved for residents and visitors to access neighborhood assets, Christiansted’s central business district, the beach/harbor, and the boardwalk?

November 21, 2019

In the US Virgin Islands We Drive on the Left side of the Road; Keep Left Road signage, Bill Number 33-0153

.An Act making an appropriation from the District Public Road Fund to the Department of Public Works for the purpose of erecting “Keep Left” signage throughout the territory, establishing a “Keep Left” public information campaign, and mandating that all rental car agencies in the territory provide “Keep Left” signage and public information material in every rental vehicle

November 16, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST November 15, 2019

This week's highlights...

Physical Activity

·         New Funding Opportunity:  Mobility for All Pilot Program Grants 

·         New Article:  New Free Software Helps Create Walkable Cities of the Future

·         New Article:  Pop-Up Placemaking Recipes for Beginners

·         New Resource:  America Walks Launches Fee-for-Service "Technical Assistance for Walkable Communities" Program      

November 09, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST November 8, 2019

This week's highlights include:

Physical Activity

Upcoming Workshop:  AARP Livable Communities Placemaking Workshop

Upcoming Webinar:  Indianapolis MPO's Formula for Actionable Public Input on Bike, Ped, & Transit   

Upcoming Webinar:  Larger than Cities and Towns:  Partnering for Health at a Regional Level 

Upcoming Webinar:  Creating an Active America Together

Upcoming Webinar:  Beyond the Physical:  Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities  

November 01, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST November 1, 2019

This week's highlights....

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Physical Activity

New Funding Opportunity:  The Asphalt Art Initiative Grant Program   

New Article:  Creating Activity-Friendly Communities:  Exploring the Intersection of Public Health and the Arts 

New Blog Post:  Let's Play:  Bringing Youth Sports to Activity-Friendly Communities   

Upcoming Webinar:  Bring Back Main Street with Small-Scale Manufacturing:  The Who, the Why, and the How

Upcoming Conference:  Active Living Conference 2020  

November 01, 2019

Tephinet's Plenary session : Emergency Response Initiatives/ Natural Disasters & Cross - border Connectivity

YouTube playlist of videos from the 10th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference, including the opening and closing ceremonies and daily keynote and plenary sessions. If you couldn't attend the conference or want to re-watch these sessions, check them out! ⬇️ hashtag#TEPHINET2019 hashtag#TEPHINET

October 27, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST October 25, 2019

This week's highlight's...

Physical Activity

·         New Funding Opportunity:  2020 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program 

·         New Article:  Meet Us in the Alley

·         New Blog Post:  Let's Play:  Bringing Youth Sports to Activity-Friendly Communities

October 20, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST October 18, 2019

This week's highlights....

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: NACDD's Walkability Action Institute and How You Can Become Part of It

·         Upcoming Webinar:  Beyond the Physical:  Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities 

·         New Article:  Rail Trails Draw Tourism and Boost Economic Growth

·         Upcoming Webinar:  From Vision to Implementation:  Using an NCI Charrette to Create a Vision for a Form-Based Code 

·         New Article:  How a Community Can Become a Work of Art 

October 15, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST October 11, 2019

This week's highlights..

Physical Activity

·         New Report:  Metropolitan Planning Organizations & Health 101: The Nuts & Bolts of Regional Transportation Agencies

·         Upcoming Webinar:  Transit Plans to LRTPs - MDOT's Formula for Engaging 1000s

·         New Article:  Rural Areas Need a Transportation Overhall Too - How Our Three Principles Would Help Rural America Prosper

·         Upcoming Webinar Series:  Navigating Main Street as Places

·         Recorded Webinar:  Suburbs for Everyone:  How to Rethink, Redesign, and Redevelop the 'Burbs' to Be More Affordable and Livable

September 27, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST September 27, 2019

This week's highlights....

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Suburbs for Everyone:  How to Rethink, Redesign, and Redevelop the 'Burbs' to be More Affordable and Livable

·         New Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning

·         New Article: National Walking Summit Celebrates "Places for People" in Columbus

·         Upcoming Webinar:  Rural Areas:  Innovations in Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Smart Cities Collaborative Information Webinar

September 27, 2019

September 22, 2019

Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) Includes Walkability in the Connect Initiative for the Crown Bay Project

In November 2018, the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) held a community meeting to discuss post-hurricanes Irma and Maria reconstruction plans. VIPA also present proposed developments best suited for the area that will complement the adjacent cruise ship facility and attract residents. In September 2019, the final presentation was released. 

In this presentation, key areas focused on walkability was outlined under the “Connect” initiative of the presentation.

It includes:

  • Network of interlinked walkaways, recreational corridors and open space

  • Increase the capacity and design features of area wide roadways, streets and intersections to create new methods and routes to better link the area

  • Investment in a clear and compelling program of signage

  • Increase shade of softscape features throughout to create cooler, more pleasant walking areas

September 22, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST September 20, 2019

This week.....

Physical Activity

·       Upcoming Webinar: Rural Areas: Innovations in Physical Activity

·       Upcoming Conference: Walk, Bike, Places 2020

·       New Training Opportunity: The Smart Cities Collaborative is Back

·       New Resources: What Makes a Community Livable?

·       New Resource: The 8 Domains of Livability: An Introduction

·       New Study: Perceptions of the Built Environment and Support for Policies That Promote Physical Activity

September 13, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST September 13, 2019

This week's topic..

Physical Activity

·         New Opportunity: Call for Submissions to the State of Transportation Planning Report

September 08, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST September 6, 2019

This week's feature...

Fhysical Activity

  • New Report: Safe Systems for Safer Streets

  • New Study: Can We Be Partners? A Case Study of Community Action and Local Food Systems Planning in Los Angeles

September 02, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST August 30, 2019

This week's features:

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

·         New Resource: Local Inclusionary Zoning Laws

·         New Article: Exploring Active Transportation Investments and Associated Benefits for Municipal Budgets: A Scoping Review

·         New Article: Clear Action Requires Clear Thinking": A Systematic Review of Gentrification and Health Research in the United States

August 24, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST August 23, 2019

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Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health

·         Upcoming Webinar: Moving Forward: Innovation in Active Transportation

·         New Resource: Physical Activity Breaks for the Workplace Resource Guide

·         New Technical Assistance Program: Codes for Communities: A Technical Assistance Program from the Form-Based Codes Institute

·         New Article: Three Ways to Give Transit-Oriented Developments Personality

·         New Article: 13 Big Ideas to Improve Transportation in Your City

Breastfeeding Resources

·         New Resources: Black Breastfeeding Week

August 16, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST August 16, 2019

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Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Fitness Technology: The Five Things You Need to Know

·         Upcoming Webinar: A Look at the 2019 Safe Routes to School Program Census

·         New Video Presentation: Livable Communities in 90 Days

·         New Case Studies: Cities Demonstrate How Streets Can be Safer

·         New Article: Opportunities for Employers to Support Physical Activity Through Policy

August 09, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST August 9, 2019

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Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Physical Activity

·         New Survey Opportunity: 2019 Safe Routes to School Program Census: Is Your Safe Routes to School Program on the Map?

·         New Campaign Launch: Project Play 2020 Launches Don't Retire, Kid Campaign

·         New Article: Stepping Up Active Transportation in Community Health Improvement Plans: Findings From a National Probability Survey of Local Health Departments

·         Highlighting Successes: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Livable Community Challenge Grantees

August 02, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST August 2, 2019

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Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Measuring Performance: Findings and

Insights from The Landscape Architecture Foundation's (LAF) 2019 Case Study Investigation (CSI) Program

·         Upcoming Webinar: Active People, Healthy Illinois: Preparing Public Health and Transportation to take Action Together

·         Upcoming Webinar: Building Our Future: Engaging and Empowering Youth in Vision Zero

·         New Resource: Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages

·         New Blog Post: Shared Use Agreements and Local Nonprofits

August 08, 2019

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

 

Presents

 

Parks and Recreation are Partners in Health

 

Rachel Banner, Director of Park Access

Allison Colman, Director of Health

National Recreation and Park Association

Objectives:

  • Describe the key opportunities to partner with park and recreation agencies to increase physical activity and healthy eating.

  • Describe how parks contribute to individual and community health.

  • Identify health data and objectives relevant to short-and -long term park and recreation projects and programs.

 

Presenters:

Rachel Banner is the Director of Park Access for the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Rachel joined NRPA in 2015 and oversees NRPA’s equitable park access and quality portfolio, working to ensure that has a great park close to home. Prior to NRPA, Rachel worked at ChildObesity180 and Amerigroup Maryland where she worked to ensure that people had the knowledge, resources, and environments to support healthy living. Rachel received her Master’s in Public Health from Tufts University and her BS in Exercise Science from Elon University, both focused on health equity, chronic disease prevention and the built environment.

 

Allison Colman is the Director of Health for the National Recreation and Park Association.  Allison joined NRPA in 2015 and oversees NRPA’s health and wellness portfolio, working to ensure that all people have access to the benefits of parks and recreation. Prior to joining NRPA, Allison worked in the recreation field facilitating health and wellness programs across all populations. Combined with her work at the local and national level, Allison has extensive experience implementing public health interventions and promoting equitable and inclusive practices across community-based organizations.

July 27, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST July 26, 2019

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Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: How to Create Safer Streets with Fast, Flexible, and Low-Cost Demonstrations

·         Upcoming Webinar: Designing for Resilience Across Scales, Systems and Sectors

·         New Resource: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance Releases New Resources for Communities of Practice

July 24, 2019

USVI Department of Public Works Encourages More Physical Activity with Existing projects

The US Virgin Islands Department of Public Works projects encourages more physical activity with the inclusion of sidewalks, additional lights and a pedestrian promenade in their current projects.

 

 

St Croix

Ham’s Bluff Road; light installation

Sion Valley Road; installation of sidewalks

https://www.facebook.com/usvidpw/videos/1016728601853990/

 

St. Thomas

Veteran’s Drive; Pedestrian promenade

https://www.facebook.com/usvidpw/videos/2495570780471790/

July 19, 2019

CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity WEEKLY DIGEST July 19, 2019

Hello!

Below you will find the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Weekly Digest. This weekly news digest provides a compilation of resources and information related to chronic disease prevention and community health from a variety of sources. Feel free to share this e-mail with your peers and partners. If you would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, send your name, organization, and e-mail address to dnpaoprogram@cdc.gov indicating whether you wish to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Physical Activity

·         Upcoming Webinar: Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month: Launching Efforts to Create Safe and Equitable Access to Parks!

·         Upcoming Webinar: Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation

·         New Grants Awarded: Announcing the AARP Community Challenge Grantees for 2019

·         New Report: "The Movement Disparity: Parent and Principal Perspectives on Physical Activity in Schools."