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We're Hiring - Summer Communications Intern

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We're looking for a Communications Intern to support our advocacy and education work throughout Indiana! The Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the Communications Manager in the execution of the Health by Design communications plan. This position provides experience in content development, social media strategy, and video creation. Learn more, share with a colleague, or apply today!

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We've updated our Strategic Plan!

In 2018, Health by Design adopted a strategic plan that was a result of more than a year of collaboration from consultants, board members, staff, funders, and coalition members and partners. This 2022-2023 strategic plan builds on the previous plan and that framework with updated mission, vision, organizational goals, and strategies. 

Read the 2022 Strategic Plan Update.

Health by Design Seeking Contractor Support

Health by Design is seeking to add staff capacity by contracting for support with project management, planning services, community engagement, walking/biking/transit subject matter expertise, and more. If you are interested and available – whether as an individual or through your organization – please contact us at to learn more about the roles and responsibilities.

Registration is LIVE for Bike & Roll to School Day!

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Bike & Roll to School Day is May 4! The official Walk Bike to School website is back up and running, so now is the perfect time to register your event. You can also find tools for planning and event ideas on their site. Indiana already has a handful of schools hosting events--let's keep them coming and get more students biking and rolling!

You can also reach out to Health by Design for ideas and technical support on implementing a Bike & Roll to School Day. We can't wait to see Indiana students biking and rolling to school on May 4!

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Meet our newest team member, Armica!

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Armica Bash Gaspar is the newest Health by Design team member, joining our Indianapolis team as the REACH Active Living Coordinator. She'll be working with the REACH program (Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) to improve active living options in Marion County. Welcome Armica!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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The National Safety Council has resources such as videos, infographics, fact sheets, and more to spread the word, learn, and educate others about Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While we work toward long-term systems change and Vision Zero, we can supplement our work by encouraging safe behavior changes. You (and your friends, family, and co-workers!) can take the Just Drive Pledge to not use your phone while operating a vehicle. Access the materials on the NSC website!

Rural Transportation Case Studies

Smart Growth America is searching for rural communities willing to tell their stories about transportation, land use, and development strategies!

If your town has initiated work to improve transit access, adopt a complete streets policy, implement a form-based code, or invested in main street revitalization, they want to hear about your success stories and ongoing challenges.

Fill out this survey or email Anushka Thakkar if you are interested in telling your story or would like to recommend a community for its amazing work!

Upcoming HbD Meetings

Transit Partner Coordination Meeting

Friday, April 22 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Register here

Program & Policy Meeting

Tuesday, April 26 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Register here

Health Equity Action Team Meeting

Thursday, April 28| 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register here

May is Bike Month!

Hosting a Bike Month, Bike & Roll to School Day,

or Bike to Work Day event anywhere in Indiana? Let us know!

Quarterly Coalition Meeting

Monday, June 13 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Register here

*All meetings in Eastern time.*

Find out about Indiana Public Health Association meetings

that may be of interest online here.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Health by Design Media:

Resources, Events & Webinars:

  • April 6 & 7: White River Report Card Workshops
  • April 7: America Walks The Land Use/Walkability Connection Webinar
  • April 7: Smart Growth Online American Urbanist Webinar
  • April 8: Indiana Park & Recreation Association Photo Contest Submissions due
  • April 10-13: Social Alchemy Symposium Mini-Conference
  • April 12: Vision Zero Network Acting with Urgency Webinar
  • April 12: Smart Growth Online Right of Way Webinar
  • April 13: Environmental Resilience Institute Webinar, Environmental Change and Social Equity
  • April 13: APBP U.S. Federal Policy Webinar
  • April 14: American Trails "Revitalizing Rural Economies and Strengthening Main Streets Through Trails" Webinar
  • April 14: NRPA Exploring the Climate.Park.Change. Toolkit Webinar
  • April 14: SAVI Data & Drafts Talk on Home Loans & Redlining (Indianapolis)
  • April 30-May 3: APA National Planning Conference
  • May is Bike Month! Bike & Roll to School Day is May 4, Bike to Work Day is May 20.
  • May 12: 2022 Mobility Management Forum
  • June 13-30: International Conference on Transportation and Health
  • New Report from the American Lung Association: Zeroing in on Healthy Air

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