Starting in 2014, ASPHN partnered with ChangeLab Solutions, Inc. to assess what obesity-prevention strategies are working for rural communities and to showcase successful strategies. In January 2015, we held a Rural Obesity Prevention Policy Roundtable. In May 2015, ChangeLab Solutions held two webinars highlighting successful obesity-prevention programs in rural communities. And in September 2015, we released three Rural Community Profiles. The slide deck, above, includes 14 examples of policy, system, and environmental change strategies done in rural communities.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently released three new factsheets to help overcome obstacles and get rural dwellers the health benefits of walking and bicycling.
Rural Communities: A Two-Pronged Approach for Improving Walking and Bicycling
Rural Communities: Best Practices and Promising Approaches for Safe Routes