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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

Alta Planning & Design: Innovation in Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts White Paper

This paper outlines the challenges that many communities face with conventional pen and paper count programs. It then identifies many new technologies that can automate, simplify, and expedite the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, active transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, data collection
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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

Destination Development Association

Destination Development Association gives you access to a wide range of information, how-tos and data that will help you create an outstanding destination for residents, visitors, and investors alike. The DDA brings tourism professionals, downtown associations, community developers, economic development interests, chambers, and arts and historical associations together.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, information source
Subtopic:place making & destination development, tourism, Community Building, Recreation & Health,
Tags:branding, tourism, destination development, community development, economic development
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Link:webpage

Federal Highway Administration: Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

This Strategic Agenda will inform the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) pedestrian and bicycle activities in the next 3 to 5 years and is being organized around four goals: (1) Networks, (2) Safety, (3) Equity, and (4) Trips. Each goal includes actions relating to (a) Capacity Building, (b) Policy, (c) Data, and (d) Research. The Strategic Agenda will inform future investments, policies, and partnerships and serves as the update to DOT's 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:transportation, bicycle transportation, pedestrian, bicycle, walking
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Link:webpage

The National Association of Counties

This site includes multiple resources including help finding grants, podcasts, webinars, reports and publications, educational resources, and county data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source, resource guide, organization, educational resource
Subtopic:local government, arts & culture, community & capacity development, economic development, funding & financing, health & health care, planning, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:local government, housing, education, infrastructure, agriculture, art, arts and culture, transportation, community development, economic development, data & analysis, financing, health care, planning
Telephone:202-393-6226
Link:webpage

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workplace: A Collaboration of Public and Private Resources

Partners provides a very complete resource base for national data sets, health statistics, planning materials, and technological standards. The website also grants free access to professional journal articles and public health infrastructure.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:health & health care, data & analysis, planning, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:health, health care, health data, public health
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Link:webpage

PolicyMap

Easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:mapping resource, data source
Subtopic:socio-economic & other data, health & health care, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:map, mapping, data & analysis, health data, socio-economic data, demographic data, jobs
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Link:webpage

United States National Library of Medicine: TOXMAP Environmental Health e-Maps

TOXMAP is a GIS based program from the US National Library of Medicine that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Toxics Release Inventory; searchable by state.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:mapping resource, data source
Subtopic:health & health care, community & public health, environmental health & quality, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:health, public health
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Link:webpage