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Smart Growth America and Centers for Disease Control accepting applications for the Champions Instit

Smart Growth America (SGA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity are now accepting applications for the Champions Institute, a new initiative for elected officials focused on safe streets and healthy communities. The Champions Institute will serve to prepare mayors, city council people, tribal representatives, and other local elected-officials to act as champions supporting plans, policies, and funding that promote activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, as part of the Active People, Healthy Nation Initiative.

Selected participants will form a local leaders council, attending eight web-based learning exchange sessions beginning October 22, 2020, with new sessions every three weeks over a six-month period. The learning sessions will include equity-based principles and cover all steps from envisioning to implementation to achieve networks of more Complete Streets. Champions will not only learn from their instructors, but also their cohort, as the Champions Institute fosters a collaborative and supportive peer-learning environment.

Applications for the Champions Institute are now open and can be completed using the application form. The deadline to submit applications is September 10 at 11:59pm ET. Pre-application assistance and inquiries should be directed to: Read more.

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