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Webinar #10 - Safe Routes to School, Walking School Buses and Liability (Presented May 20, 2014)

Sara Zimmerman, Technical Assistance Director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership provided a national-level technical assistance webinar for Iowa. Topics included walking school buses and how to minimize liability risks, volunteers, remote drop offs and resources available.

To view the recorded presentation click here  Windows Media Video

Webinar #9 - Iowa Walking School Bus Guide and Menu (Presented March 24, 2014)

In this webinar, Alana Croco (Iowa Bicycle Coalition), along with Cari Pauli and Karla Underwood (Cedar Rapids Walking School Bus Committee), shared updates to the Iowa Walking School Bus Guide and highlights of the Walking School Bus Menu. The menu was created by the Cedar Rapids Walking School Bus Committee and is a terrific resource to explore the different options and avenues you might explore when setting up a walking school bus including scheduling, volunteers, route selection and many other resources.

To view the recorded presentation, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/223099664.  This item links to an outside page

Webinar #8 - Encouraging Employees to Bike to Work (Presented June 25, 2013)

In this webinar, Mark Wyatt (Iowa Bicycle Coalition), shared how to work with employers on encouraging employees to bike to work. This webinar shared with participants:

  1. Why Encourage Bicycle Commuting?
  2. Anatomy of Bicycle Commuter
  3. What does the commuter need?
  4. What else can an employer do to encourage more bicycle commuting? (Such as tax credits, incentives, education, Bicycle Friendly Business Award, etc.)

To view the recorded presentation, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/983873400.  This item links to an outside page

Webinar #7 - Implementing a Walking School Bus (Presented April 16, 2013)

In this webinar, Mark Wyatt (Iowa Bicycle Coalition), shared the recently created Iowa Walking School Bus Guide. This webinar shared with participants:

  • How to build and keep a walking school bus
  • Various models of a walking school bus
  • How to sustain your walking school bus
  • Explain bicycle trains
  • How to evaluate your walking school bus

To view the recorded presentation, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/542367449  This item links to an outside page

To view the guide click here.  Adobe Acrobat Logo

To find more resources available through the Iowa Bicycle Coalition visit http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/  This item links to an outside page

Webinar #6 - New Year's Resolutions for Your Schools (Presented January 12, 2012)

In this webinar, Carrie Scheidel (Iowa Department of Education), Nicole Bruce (Iowa Sports Foundation), and Amy Liechti (Iowa Department of Public Health) discussed some resolutions you can make to improve the health of your school's staff and students through programming, related policies, and supportive environments.

Webinar #5 - Healthy Eating For You, Your Family and Your Workplace (Presented December 14, 2011)

During this webinar, Carol Voss and Susan Klein of Iowans Fit for Life shared strategies to support your New Year's resolutions with healthy eating for you, your family and at your workplace. Due to technical difficulties this webinar was not recorded.

  • To view the slides from the presentation click here.  Adobe Acrobat Logo

Webinar #4 - Community-based physical activity and nutrition (Presented November 16, 2011)

During this webinar, Jon Morgan, Wisconsin's Physical Activity Coordinator shared community-based strategies for nutrition and physical activity. Jon's work includes being responsible for coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of physical activity interventions and policies related to the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program. Included in these responsibilities is dissemination of information to local coalitions and other partners about evidence-based strategies and best practices. This webinar was sponsored by the Iowans Fit for Life Community Work Group and funded by the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

Webinar #3 - Safe Routes to School (Presented October 5th, 2011)

During this webinar, two safe routes to school resources were shared. I-WALK presented by Tami Larson and the Iowa Bicycle Coalition's program, Iowa Safe Routes to School presented by Nick Sobocinski. I-WALK is an Iowa Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project funded through the Iowa Department of Transportation, administered by Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University Extension, and implemented by communities across Iowa with the goal of providing community coalitions with relevant local information to help them continuously update, implement, and evaluate their Safe Routes to School plan. Twelve Iowa communities participated in the I-WALK pilot project, launched in September 2010. Iowa Safe Routes to School is Iowa's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Encouragement and Education Program. The program offers provides safety education and encouragement to students, schools, and communities throughout the state.

Webinar #2 - Iowans Fit for Life-Working with Councils of Government (Presented July 19, 2011)

During this webinar, learn about Iowans Fit for Life work with two Iowa Councils of Government. Becky Nardy from the Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) shares their experience working with Winterset and Mt Ayr. Colleen Simmons from the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG) shares her experience working with the New Hampton. This webinar shares their experience working with three small Iowa communities to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment.

  • To watch the recorded presentation, click here  Windows Media Video

Webinar #1 - Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Linn and Ringgold County Tobacco Policy Success Stories (Presented June 7, 2011)

During this webinar, Jill Roeder of Linn County Public Health along with Chris Doster and Jennifer Bice of Ringgold County Public Health share their work to reduce tobacco use. In 2009, the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program was created to support evidence and practice based MAPPS (Media, Access, Point of decision information, Price, and Social support services) strategies to support systems change. The presentations highlight effective media strategies and discuss the activities, challenges and successes to implementing evidence-based MAPPS strategies to reduce tobacco use and to eliminate exposure to second hand smoke. The presentation covers tobacco policy strategies, but is applicable to nutrition and physical activity.

Community-based Physical Activity (Presented November 16, 2011)

Hosted by the Iowa Care for Yourself Program at the Iowa Department of Public Health, this webinar offers information on community-based physical activity strategies. Strategies include how to make the environment more walkable and bikeable, a hands on resource guide for providing community-based physical activity opportunities, and a project success highlight, I-WALK (a safe routes to school project in 12 Iowa communities).

  • To watch the recorded presentation, visit here.  Windows Media Video

I-WALK Webinars

I-WALK is an Iowa Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project funded through the Iowa Department of Transportation, administered by Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa State University Extension, and implemented by communities across Iowa.

  • To watch I-WALK webinars, click here

Walking Works for Schools

Hosted by the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Public Health, with a special presentation given by Live Healthy Iowa, this webinar offers information on how to implement a walking program for school staff that will energize the community and set a good example for the student body. The following walking initiatives and resources are highlighted during the webinar:

  • Walking Toolkit for Schools
  • Live Healthy Iowa's The Next Step Program
  • The Healthiest State in the Nation Initiative and the Start Somewhere Walk

To watch the recorded presentation, visit http://iowa.adobeconnect.com/p65xldstlcg/.