Walk Friendly Communities Application Process Now Open
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announces the opening of the fourth round of Walk Friendly Communities’ (WFC) application process. Applications are due on June 15, 2012.
WFC is a national recognition program to encourage towns and cities across the United States to establish or recommit to a high priority for safe walking. Assessing the communities’ commitment to improve conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access and comfort, PBIC makes designations based on a Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze level, and all communities received detailed feedback on where and how they can improve. A list of current Walk Friendly Communities is available at www.walkfriendly.org/communities.
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Under-served Rural Communities
The overall objective of this funding opportunity is to build the evidence base and accelerate the implementation and translation of evidence- or practice-based interventions into practice in rural communities. The long-term goal is to foster sustainable interventions and scientific research that will lead to reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in high-risk rural populations.