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Take Action Now: White House Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition

By Dan McCarthy | Posted on June 23, 2022

After more than 50 years, the White House will once again convene a national Conference on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition in September 2022. Here's how you can get involved and make your voice heard.

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Introducing the Inclusive Healthy Places Framework

By Jared Mummert | Posted on June 22, 2022

This resource is an opportunity for your agency to center the community in its decision-making and create systemic change that will lead to more equitable, inclusive, healthy and resilient park spaces.

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Paving the Way for Gender Equity in Youth Sports – Episode 115

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 21, 2022

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're joined by 10-year-old Evangeline Iarossi, who wrote a letter to Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about the inequities between girls' and boys' sports, as well as Heather Wolf-Erickson and Sherisha Hills of City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, who are helping to address these inequities.

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How Phoenix Is Honoring the Life of Lori Piestewa — July Bonus Episode

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 16, 2022

On the July bonus episode of Open Space Radio, we're diving deeper into the story behind our Park and Recreation Month Cover Contest and discussing how Phoenix is honoring Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to her lose her life in combat while serving in the U.S. military.

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Community Wellness Hubs: A Public Health Solution

By Allison Colman | Posted on June 15, 2022

We are thrilled to share a new resource, Community Wellness Hubs: A Toolkit for Advancing Community Health and Well-Being, which provides guidance on how to create your own Community Wellness Hub.

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In the Face of Hate, We Persevere

By Jared Mummert | Posted on June 14, 2022

Whether this is the first year your community is hosting a Pride event or its fifty-second, it is essential to keep the tradition going, because parks are at the heart of community and they’re at the heart of Pride.

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Tampa Athletics Director Heather Wolf-Erickson Fights for the Full Promise of Title IX

By Teresa Morrissey | Posted on June 14, 2022

This June as we honor the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, NRPA celebrates our park and recreation professionals who continue to fight until the full promise of Title IX becomes real: so all girls and women have access to and benefit from sports equally.

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Starting the Conversation About Cyberbullying Between Parents and LGBTQ+ Youth

By Stand for the Silent | Posted on June 9, 2022

As we observe June's annual Pride Month, a month where the LGBTQ+ community celebrates in many different ways, the issue of cyberbullying for youth takes on particular urgency.

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Racism, Systemic Racism and White Supremacy. What’s the Difference?

By Shalini Mirpuri | Posted on June 8, 2022

These three terms are ever-present in our country’s discourse, and they’re often used interchangeably. But do they really mean the same thing? We’ve created this Quick Read to break down each of these definitions to help you determine which word is best to use in different contexts.

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Environmental Restoration for Parks and Recreation

By Clement Lau, FAICP, DPPD | Posted on June 8, 2022

The restoration of degraded lands is of great importance and a matter of environmental justice in Los Angeles County, where numerous underserved communities are plagued with environmental burdens.

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How Mentoring Supports Youth Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic – Episode 114

By Cort Jones | Posted on June 7, 2022

On this episode of Open Space Radio, we're discussing a youth mentoring program in Berwick, Maine, which is designed to support youth impacted by the opioid epidemic.

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