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5 Healthy Out-of-School Time Myths Busted — Episode 011

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 27, 2017

In today’s episode, we chat with Ava DeBovis and Daniel Hatcher from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to bust some out-of-school time myths.

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How to Get Parents to Buy into Safety

By Michelle Copin, ePACT Network | Posted on November 27, 2017

Park and recreation staff often have to deal with emergency situations in their programs throughout the year. Here are some tips on how to handle them more effectively.

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Parks and Rec: Joining the Fight Against Diabetes

By Heather Williams | Posted on November 16, 2017

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. As part of this nationwide initiative, NRPA is calling attention to the role parks and rec plays in keeping people active and healthy, even those affected by diabetes.

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Why 3 National Orgs Came Together to Promote Proximity to Parks — Episode 010

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 13, 2017

On October 10, 2017, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) came together to launch a campaign called 10-Minute Walk.

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Is Healthy Aging a Major Priority for Your Agency?

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on October 27, 2017

Why should we place a priority on serving older adults? Several reasons!

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Tax Reform Debate Opens a Window of Opportunity to Get the PHIT Act Done

By Kate Sims | Posted on October 26, 2017

Tax reform is a logical piece of legislation where the language of the PHIT Act can be included.

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Combining Therapy with Nature and Walking is a Winning Combination

By Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C | Posted on October 24, 2017

Clinical Social Worker Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C shares how she discovered the benefits of combining walking, therapy and nature together to help those with mental illness.

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Simple Solutions to Common Park and Recreation Problems

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on October 18, 2017

NRPA Annual Conference sessions led by some of the best park and recreation professionals in the field highlighted some answers to common issues.

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Afterschool Funding Saved

By Allison Colman and Kate Sims | Posted on September 21, 2017

Thanks to great efforts on Capitol Hill and local advocacy efforts from out-of-school time (OST) providers like yourself all summer long, congress voted just last week to restore the funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center program.

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Arthritis: A Leading Contributor to Poor Health Among Older Adults

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on August 18, 2017

Nearly one in three older adults suffer from arthritis. Learn how NRPA, with the support of the CDC, is disseminating and increasing sustainable supports for evidence-based physical activity programs designed to help people with arthritis.

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Prevention Fund Protected in Latest Healthcare Repeal Vote

By NRPA Public Policy Team | Posted on August 1, 2017

Park and recreation agencies nationwide are working to prevent and manage symptoms related to chronic diseases locally, but we know this work would not be possible without the support from the PPHF and the CDC.

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Meet the NRPA Health and Wellness Team

By NRPA Health and Wellness Team | Posted on July 27, 2017

NRPA’s Health and Wellness Team works with local park and recreation agencies to provide tools, resources and technical assistance to help improve access to healthy foods and increase opportunities for people to be physically active in their communities.

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Federal Funding Sustained for Arthritis Program

By Kate Sims and Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on July 26, 2017

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill for FY18, which includes $11 million for the CDC’s Arthritis Program.

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Let’s Go For a Walk

By Megan Harrington | Posted on July 21, 2017

Megan Harrington, Recreation Supervisor with the City of Mexico Parks and Recreation Department, shares how partnerships helped them create a thriving walking program.

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Parks and Recreation: Partners in Public Health

By Zarnaaz Bashir, MPH and Kellie May, MTA | Posted on July 19, 2017

While parks have been around for well over a century, the notion that parks improve public health only gained recognition within the last decade.

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New York Street Games and the Power of Play

By Dr. Howell Wechsler | Posted on July 18, 2017

It’s National Parks and Recreation Month, which always makes me wax nostalgic about the center of my childhood existence: PLAY.

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How Parks and Rec can Address Arthritis in Rural America

By Lesha Spencer-Brown | Posted on June 2, 2017

Residents of rural communities, especially minority and low-income residents, tend to report higher prevalence of chronic conditions (for example arthritis, diabetes and heart disease), poorer health, and little to no physical activity compared to residents of urban communities.

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’Tis the Season (10 Tips for Water Safety)

By Brad Anderson, AFOI | Posted on May 24, 2017

AFO Instructor Brad Anderson shares 10 water safety tips for keeping patrons safe at your pools this summer.

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