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March 23, 2009
Many communities lack safe, adequate places for children and their families to exercise and play. Schools might have a variety of recreational facilities—gymnasiums, playgrounds, fields, courts, tracks—but many districts close their property to the public after school hours because of concerns...
March 23, 2009

Many communities lack safe, adequate places for children and their families to exercise and play. Schools might have a variety of...

March 20, 2009

PHLP has released an Action Plan that represents an important initial assessment of public health’s abilities and limitations to fully engage in climate change work as well as a preliminary...

March 12, 2009
The economic stimulus package provides millions of dollars to state and local governments to create jobs and to support a variety of domestic programs. This influx of money provides a great opportunity for communities to implement healthy living principles in infrastructure and economic...
March 9, 2009

According to a 2008 report by the Federal Trade Commission, the largest food and beverage companies spend...

March 4, 2009
On February 27, Marice Ashe, NPLAN director, spoke at a meeting of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Washington, DC. Ashe spoke on federal, state, and local legislation supporting nutrition and physical activity. She highlighted the opportunities presented by the new Obama...
February 27, 2009
Active Living Research, a San Diego-based program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released Growing Demand for Communities that Promote Health, a brief...
February 19, 2009

NPLAN has started to provide targeted legal technical assistance to grantees who are advocating for improved food, nutrition and environmental policies in their communities and who are receiving funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF)...

February 16, 2009

On February 19, Christine Fry will present a poster on NPLAN’s joint use agreements at the Active Living Research Conference in San Diego. A PDF file of the poster is available for download by users who have...

February 13, 2009
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