created a national resource guide for mall-walking programs, which has received
some local media coverage in UW
Today and the UW student newspaper, the
is conducting its largest free workplace wellness program to date and would
like your feedback on how to reach interested employers. We are striving to
engage 75 small worksites with 20–200
employees in King County, Washington. Contact HPRC research coordinator Amanda
Parrish with your ideas or to see if your organization qualifies. Visit the
project website to
Just Released! National Wayfinding
Resource: Pathways to Better Community
you ever…missed a turn because of a confusing road sign? Stopped to ask for
directions multiple times? Been unable to place your location on a bus stop
Wayfinding is the process one uses to navigate from place to
place. We all rely on cues and information within our environments—such as
signs, lighting, and landmarks—to help us find our way. Whether traveling on
foot, by car, public transportation, or bicycle, past research has shown that
ease or difficulty of wayfinding within a community can have impacts on an
individual’s quality of life. It might also relate to a community’s accessibility,
livability and economic vitality. Good wayfinding design can promote vital,
safe communities for persons of all ages and abilities.
to Better Community Wayfinding, a
new publication co-developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) and other national partner organizations,
aims to provide guidance to planners, policy-makers, researchers and citizens
for identifying and improving elements of wayfinding infrastructure and design
within their communities.
Read more >>
love vision and potential and prefer to always look forward,” says Linna
Dossett, who serves on HPRC’s Community Advisory Board (CAB). She currently
assists with the development of collaborative research and implementation of
HPRC’s Enhance®Fitness program across various branches of the YMCA of Greater
Spotlight on Linna Dossett
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Save the Date
The next Community Advisory Board meeting will be on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Tukwila Community Center, 8:45 to noon. Directions.
Vinh is completing her MPH practicum with HPRC this winter and spring. Diana is
a first year student in the UW Community-Oriented Public Health Practice
Program. She will work with Peggy Hannon on evaluating Washington Department of
Health's Community Transformation Grant project.
Sheryl Schwartz, MPA, who worked at HPRC for 15
years and served as Deputy Director since 2007, has left to begin a new
position as the Assistant Director of Campus Health Services at UW’s
Department of Environmental Health and Safety.