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We Choose Healthy Environments

photo of a family running and playing in a parkImproving and increasing opportunities and access to safe environments for physical activity can reinvigorate communities and create healthier residents. We Choose Health will fund and support local communities to accomplish safe environments through the following three initiatives:

Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Prevention Council

Complete Streets
National Complete Streets Coalition
National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Safe Routes to School 
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School National Partnership - Local Policy Guide (PDF)
Safe Routes to School National Partnership - Low Income Guide (PDF)
Illinois Department of Transportation

Joint Use Agreements
Model Joint Use Agreement Resources, National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Opening School Grounds to the Community After Hours: Toolkit for Increasing Physical Activity Through Joint Use Agreements, Public Health Law & Policy (PDF)