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CDC and AARP Central Region Walking College Training
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) has reached out with an opportunity they are hoping you’ll broadly with your staff, partners, and networks who are interested in routes to destinations, and walkability in IA, MN, NE, ND, and SD. AARP South Dakota and America Walks are sponsoring The AARP Central Region Walking College. This is a 6‑month, distance-learning fellowship program for walkable/livable community advocates in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The overall goal of the Walking College curriculum is to build the capacity of local advocates to advance policy, systems, and environment change to create healthy, walkable communities throughout the region. The Walking College is open to residents of those aforementioned five states who are interested in the program and able to commit about 5 hours per week (May – September). There is a competitive application process. Interested individuals are invited to complete this online application form by Friday, April 15th. The attached document has more details about the Walking College and the curriculum.
DNPAO/CDC supports America Walks to implement a national Walking College Fellows program and they are excited that AARP is collaborating with America Walks to support Walking College Fellow programs in various states and regions. It’s a great opportunity to help build the network and capacity of local advocates working on, and interested in, walkability issues in your region.