Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures and read updates below. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

<u>*PHOTO 1:*</u> This spring the New Orleans Health Department announced a partnership with bike advocacy nonprofit Bike Easy and the New Orleans Police Department to train PE teachers and crossing guards at 10 local schools. The Crescent City Crossings program will incorporate into its trainings a new crossing guard manual published by the Tulane Prevention Research Center, at the request of the state Department of Transportation and Development. The Crescent City Crossing program is funded through Safe Routes to Schools and will be piloted at: Alice M. Harte Charter, Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Edward Hynes Elementary, International School of Louisiana West Bank Campus, Joseph Craig Elementary, Lusher Charter Middle, McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter, Phillis Wheatley Elementary, Schaumberg Elementary, and Dolores T. Aaron Elementary. Each of the 10 participating schools gets:
-Training and stipend for 2 crossing guards trained by NOPD (including the manual)
-Training for 2 PE teachers by Bike Easy and access to the NOHD bike fleet
-A bikeability/walkability assessment for infrastructure upgrades
-Reception and support to celebrate Walk and Roll to School week October 15-21
(Photo courtesy of Fit NOLA)

<u>*PHOTO 2:*</u> Now is the time the signs of post-traumatic stress (PTS) are showing up in citizen of New Orleans East. New Orleans East was hit with devastating tornadoes. The following are signs to look for in your family and community members: feeling numb, dissociation and lower than normal sense of worth. Here is a list of places to go for help: Kingsley House Community Center at 5640 Read Blvd. Ste. 610, phone 504-240-2264; and the Metropolitan Human Services District at 5640 Read Blvd. Ste. 810, phone 504-568-3130. (Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

<u>*PHOTO 3:*</u> An additional 17 New Orleans public schools have been designated as Fit NOLA Schools so far in 2017. Fit NOLA, an initiative of the New Orleans Health Department, awards the honor to schools that exhibit a dedication to providing a healthy environment for students. For the list of all designated Fit NOLA Schools, click here. (Photo courtesy of Fit NOLA)

Topics:   community health , walking , biking , school health , physical activity

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