Walking to School***
Mark Fenton, MS
Host of America’s Walking
Diane Kenneally, BS
Director, Local Programs Bureau
New York State Department of Transportation
Ursula Bauer, PhD
Director, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health New York State Department of Health
What one activity can decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, decrease pollution, save fuel, and increase neighborhood safety? Active transportation to school -- walking and bicycling! This presentation will provide an overview of the national Safe Routes to School program, the health benefits of walking and cycling to school, public health’s role in promoting walking and cycling, and efforts underway in New York State to increase walking and cycling to school.
Originally broadcast September 18, 2008
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:
1. Describe the Safe Routes to School Program.
2. Describe at least three health benefits of walking and cycling to school.
3. Describe public health practitioners’ roles in promoting walking and cycling to school.
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-179 and has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.