Join APHA for “Creating Walkable Communities: a Health in All Policies Approach” webinar
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities demonstrates the importance of walking for increasing physical activity and preventing chronic disease. On Jan. 19, from 1-2 p.m. EST, APHA will host a webinar focused on the second goal of the call to action — design communities that make it safe and easy to walk for people of all ages and abilities — and will show how state and local communities are working across sectors to design walkable communities for all. Register for the webinar today.
Kate Robb, policy analyst at the American Public Health Association, works on the Center for Public Health Policy's Healthy Community Design initiatives. She has expertise in community engagement, chronic disease prevention initiatives and promoting walkability on a local level. Kate received her Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Jasna Hadzic is a transportation planner with the Minnesota Department of Transportation with an educational background in environmental design and community & regional planning. As a transportation planner specializing in bicycle and pedestrian planning, she has experience of working on policy planning, mapping, community engagement and implementation, as well as working with various levels from local communities to regional development commissions in understanding the urban and rural environments in Minnesota.
Joe McCabe was born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Mankato State College. After serving in the 2/327th – 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1970-71 and obtaining the rank of Sergeant, Joe was employed as a bank vice president and cashier. Joe served as the City Administrator in Madelia for 20 years and is currently the city manager for St. James.
LeeAnn Huebsch received a Bachelor of Science degree in community health from Bemidji State University and has been encouraging people of all ages to embrace a healthy lifestyle for over 20 years. LeeAnn’s current role as the SHIP coordinator for the counties of Faribault, Martin and Watonwan in Southern Minnesota focuses on increasing physical activity, improving nutrition and reducing the number of people who use tobacco or are exposed to it.