NCCOR Supports Active, Healthy Communities with New Resource and Webinar

NCCOR has added a new planning tool and an upcoming training webinar to its growing list of resources supporting active communities. Launched in May 2022, Create Thriving, Activity-Friendly Communities demonstrates how to make the business case for investing in equitable, environmental improvements to promote physical activity.

Now, NCCOR has expanded this resource with the launch of its highly anticipated Economic Indicators Library.

The library contains 10 data indicators affecting local quality of life, such as air quality, housing affordability, green space, and life expectancy. Users will find helpful resources to measure the economic benefits of activity-friendly communities. The library complements the tool’s other resources, including a customizable presentation, talking points, and a factsheet.  

Those interested in a more detailed look can hear directly from the tool’s creators during a free Connect & Explore webinar on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET titled Create Thriving, Activity-Friendly Communities with NCCORAn expert panel will demonstrate how to the use the Economic Indicators Library, highlight the tool’s resources, and provide guidance on how to plan effective local initiatives. Speakers include:  

  • Hatidza Zaganjor, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Cole Youngner, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mark Fenton, MS, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and public health, planning, and active transportation consultant.

These new resources can help communities meet the demand for inclusive spaces that promote physical activity. New research published in Preventing Chronic Disease reports that over half survey respondents supported activity-friendly community design changes even if they did increase the cost of living. This support did not differ by race nor ethnicity. Create Thriving, Activity-Friendly Communities can help local planners and advocates harness this enthusiasm to develop equitable initiatives where all residents can thrive. 

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