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Penn State Extension Offers Free Videos…

posted on January 11th, 2019  |  Read more

Jan. 10, 2019 Penn State Extension offers free videos with tools for better community meetings view press release >> UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To help community leaders, municipal officials and others who work in the public and nonprofit sector, Penn State Extension is offering at no charge a video series titled, “Community Conflict: Finding Middle   

Introducing The New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

posted on November 27th, 2018  |  Read more

Given the synergy with all of the recent APA Healthy Communities work, including the Policy Guide, the Joint Call to Action, and the Collaborative, CDC wanted to pass on the important announcement below. For many of us, it is particularly exciting to see the revised Guidelines emphasize community-level interventions that can make being physically active   

CPAT To Communities In Need

posted on January 11th, 2018  |  Read more

Let’s get CPAT to communities in need APA’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program is on the hunt for new communities to work with in 2018. We ask members to help by informing communities about this unique and valuable opportunity. Please spread the word by sharing our new CPAT video and reaching out directly to underserved locales. CPAT   

Healthy Communities in PA: Growing Older…

posted on December 18th, 2017  |  Read more

Growing Older — and Designing Smarter This is the first installment in a three-part series on designing age-friendly communities from the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Healthy Communities in PA. Communities should work for everyone. Our parks and sidewalks should suit young moms and dads, as well as their kids, parents, grandparents and — as we live longer —   

State Planning Board Report

posted on August 15th, 2017  |  Read more

In 2016 The Pennsylvania State Planning Board received a charge from the Governor Tom Wolf to prepare a report with recommendations in three areas: Infrastructure: Recommend incentives for regional planning and coordination of infrastructure investments. Efficient government: Make policy suggestions to remedy problems or inefficiencies of fragmented government. Community revitalization: Recommend how the state can