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We're hiring!

Our team is growing! The Active Transportation Safety Coordinator/Manager position will guide management and implementation of Health by Design’s recently awarded grant through the National Safety Council, Change at the Crossroads of America: Indiana's Road to Zero. This position will also have shared responsibility for the ongoing development, management, administration, and evaluation of Health by Design’s broader active transportation initiatives. 

This position will work with coalition partners and stakeholders at the state level and in select communities throughout the state of Indiana. It will require in-state travel and, at times, out of state travel may be necessary for training opportunities. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary. 

Compensation will be $50,000 - $70,000 annually, depending on education and experience. The organization offers excellent benefits. At this time, the position is funded for one-year, but every effort will be made to secure longer-term funding for this position. Download the full position description!

Apply on our website!

Thanks for a successful Bike & Roll to School Day!

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Bike & Roll to School Day was May 4! The Health by Design Indianapolis Team got to visit Center for Inquiry School 70's festivities, and we saw great celebrations happening all over the state. 

We know Bike & Roll to School efforts are largely volunteer led, so we want to extend a big thank you to everyone who put in time and energy to help students safely cycle and roll to school!

But Bike Month is far from over--share why YOU bike this month using our Bike Month Social Media Toolkit!

Bike to Work Day is May 20. You can use resources from the League of American Bicyclists to plan Bike to Work Day activities and encouragement for your co-workers!

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Have you been following along with our new Bike Month series? Whether you're totally new to bike commuting or you're a seasoned cyclist looking to share resources to get your friends and colleagues out riding, check out this new resource from Bike Indianapolis and HbD. Throughout the month, we'll share a new video each week leading up to Bike to Work Day (May 20) to discuss how to start riding to daily destinations if you're brand new to biking.

Watch the video
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The Indianapolis City-County Council proposed an update to the 2012 Complete Streets Policy on May 2. It is expected to be heard and voted on in the Rules and Public Policy Committee TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m., before returning to the full council for a final vote on Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Complete Streets is first on the meeting agenda, posted online here. Partners and residents are encouraged to attend, but please note that opportunities for testimony may be limited due to the overall meeting agenda. 

It is not too late to sign on to the organizational partner letter of support. Join with more than 30 organizations and neighborhood and civic groups to show your support. The draft letter is available for review here. Please sign on by 5 p.m. today, Monday, 5/16. Thanks to all who have already signed!

Individuals can keep contacting City-County Councillors directly to share your input and to voice your support for continuing to improve implementation of the Complete Streets policy. Please encourage them to further strengthen the equity and public engagement aspects of the proposal!

You can reference and share our updated one-page Policy Update Guide and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to get involved in the advocacy process, as well. Our policy update webpage has additional info and all relevant links.

Thanks to everyone who joined in the Community Conversation held last week, to Kayla Dwyer of the IndyStar for facilitating it, and to the American Heart Association for hosting! You can view the recording online here.

Get your ticket for the Health Equity Summit!

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Join Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA), Health by Design, and the Health Equity Action Team for the 2022 Health Equity Summit: Health Equity in Action!

Health equity is everyone’s job. This two-day, virtual summit is open to anyone ready to learn or continue their work in addressing structural and institutional inequities.

Register now to hear from Dr. Renée Branch Canady, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute, as well as panelists from regional and local health organizations.

Get your ticket!

Upcoming HbD Meetings

May is Bike Month!

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

Program & Policy Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 | 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Register here

Health Equity Action Team Meeting

Thursday, May 26| 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register here

Transit Partner Coordination Meeting

Friday, May 27 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Register here

Quarterly Coalition Meeting

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

Register here

Health Equity Summit

Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24 | 9 a.m. - 1 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:

Resources, Events & Webinars:

  • May is Bike Month! Use our Bike Month Social Media Toolkit to share Why You Bike
  • May - September: NACTO 2022 Transit Discussions
  • May 16: TP4A Inclusive Transit Planning Roundtable
  • May 17: Rural Funding Opportunities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Webinar
  • May 17: 880 Cities Parks & Health Webinar
  • May 17: Safe Route to Schools National Partnership "Pop-Ups, Play Streets, and Placemaking: Exploring Innovative Safe Routes to School Projects" Webinar
  • May 18: Road to Zero Shifting Our Thinking, Mode Shift for Safer Streets Webinar
  • May 18: Tactical Urbanism "Taking Short-Term Actions to Generate Long-Term Change" Webinar
  • May 18: Safe Routes to Schools Partnership "Planning for the Future: Safe Route to School Advocacy and National Program Highlights" Webinar
  • May 18: Embedding Equity in Public Space Toolkit Launch from Urban Institute
  • May 23-24: Placemaking in Small & Rural Communities Online Conference
  • May 24-26: Environmental Health Matters Initiative Workshop: Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity--State-Level Implementation
  • May 24: National Complete Streets Coalition Webinar on the Active People, Health Nation Champions Institute Application
  • May 25: Indiana Park and Recreation Association Social Equity Series

  • June 4: National Trails Day
  • June 8: Environmental Resilience Institute Protecting the Natural Environment from the Impacts of Climate Change Webinar
  • June 13-30: International Conference on Transportation and Health
  • June 23-24: Health Equity Summit

Jobs & Professional Development:

Funding, Projects & Awards:

Public Input:

Submit partner updates & events here | 317-622-4820

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