PLACE Training 2012

PLanning Active Community Environments

(PLACE) Training – 2012 Workshops

No additoinal PLACE Trainings currently scheduled in 2012.
COMPLETED: Gunnison, CO (January 27, 2012)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Creating active, livable and thriving communities that are sustainable, healthy and economically competitive requires an interdisciplinary and multi-sector approach to transportation and land use. Please join this interactive training and regional dialogue on planning active and healthy community environments.

In this training, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Share their experiences, expertise and perspectives on fostering healthy communities through the built environment
  • Explore the healthy community design paradigm
  • Build their capacity for effective and comprehensive community engagement
  • Discover innovative and successful strategies for creating healthy and active community environments
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships across disciplines and jurisdictional lines
  • Explore a practical new framework and tool for organizing and implementing land use and transportation planning strategies that foster healthy communities
  • Formulate specific actions to advance healthy eating and active living environments in their community

Target Audience: It is requested that participants attend in multi-disciplinary teams of 4-6 people representing a self-defined community (e.g. neighborhood, city, county, region). Team members should reflect the different disciplines/interests involved in community design and development: planners, transportation engineers or specialists, economic development, elected or appointed officials, parks and recreation staff, school officials, environmental specialists, public and environmental health professionals, health advocates, bike/pedestrian advocates, etc. NOTE: Attendees from any location around the state are welcome to attend any PLACE Training workshops.

FAQ: What if I don’t have a team? Can I still attend? Yes! While it is strongly encouraged that people attend in multi-disciplinary teams, it is certainly ok to attend on your own.

Cost: $25 per person (Includes training materials, snacks and lunch).

  • We will accept payment by check, or by credit card via Pay Pal.
  • The payment due date and cancellation policy is outlined on the registration page (see link above or below).

Trainers: This workshop will be facilitated by:

Leanne Jeffers, MPH
Public Health Training Manager
Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

Jessica Osborne, MURP, MUD
Active Community Environments Coordinator
Healthy Living Branch
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Training Location:
Gunnison County Department of Health & Human Services
225 N. Pine Street
Gunnnison, CO 81230 (View Google Map)