Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families


Creating Safe Places for Play:

By showcasing successes as well as the problem, provides the tools and resources advocates need to launch successful joint use agreements, allowing for shared use of public spaces like schools with community members once schools are closed.


A national nonprofit organization that specializes in linking communities, businesses and organizations together to build needed, safe and accessible playgrounds. The web site offers resources for those interesting in helping a community develop a play space, including a Getting Started Kit, The KaBOOM! Playground Manual, and more.

National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

A national nonprofit organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. NRPA encourages recreation initiatives for youth in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

The Healthy Transportation Network

The Healthy Transportation Network (HTN) works with local communities to foster safer bicycle and pedestrian behaviors, foster more walking and bicycling for routine transportation and to create community and urban environments that are walkable and bicycle-friendly.