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Active Living Research: Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities

This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, Recreation & Health, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools

The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.

The Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc. is a non-profit private foundation established by Blue Cross of Idaho. This foundation provides money for planning and projects that encourage active living (e.g. biking).


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization, funding resource
Subtopic:collaboration & community engagement, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, infrastructure & communications, health & health care, active transportation & recreation, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:active transportation, active living, health, health care, bicycle-friendly community, planning, transportation, funding
Telephone:208-387-6817
Link:webpage

Center for Disease Control: National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics provides a complete source of information about America's health. The CDC compiles statistical information to guide health related programs and policies around the county.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health data, information, data & analysis, statistics, health
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Link:webpage

Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
Link:webpage

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program-Idaho

The program is administered by Idaho Commerce with funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ICDBG funds are used to construct projects that benefit low and moderate-income persons, help prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions, or solve catastrophic health and safety threats in local areas.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:low-income, rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, funding & financing, community & public health, redevelopment & revitalization, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Local Government & Services,
Tags:fair housing, housing, funding, public health, health, redevelopment, revitalization, grants
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Link:webpage

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program-Wyoming

Wyoming is given broad authority to design and structure a program to meet local community and economic development needs. However, any project funded with CDBG funds must meet one of three U.S. Housing and Urban Development-imposed national objectives. 1 .Benefit to low- and moderate-income families; 2. Elimination of slums and blight; 3. Projects which meet an urgent community development need that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community.


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Geography:Wyoming
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:low-income, rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, funding & financing, community & public health, redevelopment & revitalization, economic development, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Local Government & Services,
Tags:fair housing, housing, funding, public health, health, redevelopment, revitalization, economic development, grants
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Link:webpage

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program-Montana

In partnership with local governments and a host of stakeholders, the Montana Department of Commerce administers CDBG funds on behalf of the State of Montana. Under the State CDBG Program, states award grants to cities, towns, and counties to develop and preserve decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create and retain jobs.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:low-income, rural community issues & solutions, housing & real estate, funding & financing, community & public health, redevelopment & revitalization, employment & workforce, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Local Government & Services,
Tags:fair housing, housing, funding, public health, health, redevelopment, revitalization, jobs, grants
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Link:webpage