Plus: Free Public Health Trainings for Local Leaders
June 23, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
In a Livable Community …
The formula for what makes a community livable isn't particularly complex. For the most part, the features and needs are fairly simple. Our handout about what makes a community livable for people of all ages is now available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.
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Active People, Healthy Nation
"Activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations"
are key, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to getting 27 million people moving to improve their own health, as well as the nation’s. Learn how local livability can lead to healthier lives — and how local leaders can apply to participate in "Community Champion" training.
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Livability News & Notes
Public Health, Law and Policy
— Supported by the CDC, the Public Health Law Academy offers free online trainings to provide a deeper understanding of the use of law
and policy to improve health outcomes.
Local Foods, Local Places
— Check out the communities that have received EPA and USDA funding to revitalize their downtowns and neighborhoods, boost the local economy, improve residents' health, and protect the environment through local food enterprises.
How to Recapture Small-Town Life
— Two planners who grew up in small towns
provide four core strategies for restoring the vitality of the nation's Main Streets and community spaces.
Social Life Project
HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY JULY 4th HOLIDAY
The next issue of the
AARP Livable Communities Newsletter
will be published on Wednesday, July 7.
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