COMPASS Presents: National public health, planning, and transportation consultant Mark Fenton

06-Jun-2013 COMPASS Presents: National public health, planning, and transportation consultant Mark Fenton, June 17 and 18, 2013.

Thank you to our co-sponsors!
  • ACHD Commuteride
  • Activate Treasure Valley
  • Central District Health
  • Southwest District Health
  • Valley Regional Transit


June 17, 2013: Speak Up, Act Up, and Step Up: A Call to Support Healthy Community Design
  • 5:30 pm reception
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm presentation
  • COMPASS, first floor Board room, 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian
  • FREE! Please RSVP to Jessica Wilson at jwilson@compassidaho.org or 475-2230

Description:
Simply telling people to eat well and exercise more is not stemming the nation’s rising tide of chronic disease and associated health care costs. There is a growing understanding that healthier community designs are needed to create real population-level improvements in physical activity and healthy eating. The good news is we know what designs and policies support community health. The challenge is that it is a departure from contemporary “mall and sprawl” style development and broad public support will be needed to truly change business as usual. This discussion will outline the case for healthy designs and roles everyone can play in making them not the occasional success, but the rule.

Intended Audience: 
This presentation is intended for a general audience. 

June 18, 2013: Building Community Health with “Sticky” Designs
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am  
  • ACHD Auditorium, 3775 Adams Street, Garden City 
  • FREE! Please RSVP to Jessica Wilson at jwilson@compassidaho.org or 475-2230

Description:
This session will outline the specific policy initiatives successful communities are using, and invite a discussion of the real issues and opportunities for the Treasure Valley. 

Intended Audience:
This workshop is intended for planners, community health professionals, economic developers, and others working in related fields.

AICP CM credits have been requested for the June 18, 2013, presentation.

Mark Fenton’s Bio: 
Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant; an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; and former host of the America's Walking series on PBS television. He is the author of numerous books including the best selling Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness. He was a developer of the University of North Carolina's Safe Routes to School clearinghouse and facilitator for the walkable community workshop series of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking; he now provides technical training and community planning as an independent consultant. Mark is a frequent consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans and recognized authority on public health issues.


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