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

Highlights Week Ending September 30, 2022

Physical Activity

Upcoming Workshop: Housing and Obesity: Gaps, Opportunities, and Future Directions for Advancing Health Equity

November 14-15th, 2022

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This multi-agency sponsored workshop will explore the role of housing insecurity in obesity-related health disparities, the evidence base for housing-related interventions to address obesity disparities, and future directions to advance health equity for all. The overall goal is to accelerate research on the role of housing insecurity—including housing affordability, quality, stability, and its neighborhood context— on behaviors and pathways underlying risk for obesity-related health disparities across the lifespan. The workshop is a two-day, online event and is free and open to the public. Abstracts are due October 24, 2022.

Funding Opportunity: Deadline Extended: Community Change Grants

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The Community Change Grants program supports the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies working to advance walkability. Grants are awarded to innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects that create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. The application deadline has been extended to October 10.

New Resource: Advancing Racial Equity through Federally Funded Public Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Projects: A Data Guide for Local Applicants

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This guide is intended for local governments or organizations interested in advancing racial equity through the pursuit of federally funded public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. It aims to give local leaders the tools to assess the equity motivations and impacts, both positive and negative, of potential projects. We hope it will empower localities to make evidence-informed decisions that simultaneously advance racial equity and climate action.

New Resource: Open up your library to the great outdoors!

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Bond Architect’s whitepaper “Integrating Outdoor Spaces Into Library Design” goes into more detail about considerations to look into before starting a library garden, different types of gardens for your library to explore, and step-by-step processes for establishing a successful library garden.

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