The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System contains over 5,500 policies related to Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Go to this website to learn more.
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. This site also provides Roadmaps that provide guidance and tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action. Go to this website to access their data.
CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) strives to implement policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone. Go to this website to learn more.
Champaign County Bikes is a resource for local biking. CCB sponsors bike rides, educational programs, and many other activities. For more information, see their website.
Check out the Champaign County Greenways and Trails Maps for local walking or running paths.
The City of Champaign's Walk Champaign Website includes lots of pedestrian encouragement plans to promote active transportation.
Find the best biking routes in Champaign-Urbana with the C-U Bike Map.
Park Districts and Forest Preserves have lots of fitness programs, classes, and resources. For more information, check our local park district websites:
There are tons of races, marathons, walks, runs, triathlons, and bike races in Champaign County.
Building a Healthy Environment is a presentation by the Active Transportation Alliance on how active transportation increases physical activity.
Complete Streets resources from the Illinois Department of Public Health We Choose Health Action Institute, including the National Complete Streets Coalition, and an Illinois Listing of Complete Streets Ordinances are available on this website.
CUUATS Complete Streets Policy Brief: Complete streets are roads that are planned and constructed for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, transit riders and disabled persons of various confidence levels, abilities, ages, incomes and ethnicities to ensure transportation is safe, convenient and equitable for all people in the community. Complete streets encourage active modes of transportation. Go to this website to read a brief about Champaign-Urbana.
The American Public Health Association's Transportation Issues from the Public Health Perspective website connects how transportation can improve public health through better public safety, curbing air pollution, increasing physical activity and fighting obesity, improving the built environment, and increasing equity and accessibility.Next