The KCMO Public Improvements Advisory Committee wants to fund improvements in your community! Do people drive too fast through your neighborhood? Does the local park need more places to sit and rest? Would a bioswale improve stormwater drainage on your block? The City of Kansas City, Missouri wants to hear what projects matter to you […]
Health issues like diabetes, COVID 19, chronic stress, and heart disease disproportionately affect Black women, and Terri Barnes is taking action to heal and strengthen minds, bodies, and souls. With classes ranging from yoga to African Dance to bicycling, Black Women Get Fit creates a culture of active living by and for Black women. Join […]
Ladies – we are back and in the final planning stages for the 3rd Annual Black Women Get Fit – The Ultimate Day Party!
Tune in on September 18 for Clay County Public Health Center’s Virtual Family Fun Day!
By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs firstname.lastname@example.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]
The UG Public Health Department’s new Director lays out her vision for navigating transportation infrastructure and healthy communities.
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy The goal of the program is to provide safe, structured and effective strength training for older adults. The evidence-based curriculum used for this program is adapted by the University of Missouri extension faculty from the StrongWomen program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and Rebecca Seguin, MS, CSCS from Tufts University. The […]
Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs.
This summer we partnered with Rodgers Health to bring our Youth Education programs to kids at two KC Housing Authority communities in the Old Northeast area. 25 kids participated in Earn-a-Bike and BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training). We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership provides BikeWalkKC to begin measuring the health outcomes […]
We believe that all neighborhoods, especially those with limited transportation access and poor health outcomes, deserve quality places to live, work and play and access to physical activity. With the support of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, BikeWalkKC will expand our Safe Routes to School program to create networks of care that serve the wider community.