Team Updates

Welcome to Katie Watson , who recently joined our team as our first full-time administrative assistant! She brings a wealth of experience, and we’re fortunate to have her on board. Katie is supporting both Health by Design and the Indiana Public Health Association. You can reach her at kwatson@hbdin.org or 317-622-4822.

We’re continuing to build out our team of people working on walking, biking, transit and land use issues, as well. Two positions – a statewide Active Living Program Manager and a Walk & Bike Program Coordinator/Manager for our efforts here in Indy – are now posted. Please take a look and send strong candidates our way.
We’re thrilled to be presenting our first Health Equity Summit: Changing the Conversation , on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the Indianapolis Marriott East .

The event will feature a national expert, Lili Farhang of Human Impact Partners , and share case studies of health equity efforts here in Indiana and beyond.

Registration is $75.00 through Friday, August 9; after that it is $100.00. Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are available.


Partner Updates

Here are a few important and timely items to share, as we work to get the corresponding website pages updated:

INDOT is accepting comments on its Public Involvement Procedures (PIP) . (Due 7/31)

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is accepting public comments on draft changes to its 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program. (Due 7/28)

The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) is holding its Annual Livable Communities Workshop, the Art of Placemaking , on Wednesday, July 10, at Culver Cove.

The ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity has Youth and Adolescent Physical Activity (YAPA) Grant funding available. This would be a great way to support walking and biking to school efforts! (Due 7/19)

The City:One Indianapolis Challenge is accepting proposals for improving the way people move around, with a chance to win up to $100k. (due 8/6)

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 10-Minute Walk grant program is now open. Up to $40,000 and technical assistance is available to support planning efforts to ensure that everyone has safe access to a quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk of home. (Due 8/2)

America Walks has redefined the National Walking Summit to focus on localized geographic-based convenings that will feature the unique characteristic of each place and will highlight the home-grown solutions and adaptations that are at work in communities. They’re kicking things off in Columbus, OH on September 24.

CenterLines, the biweekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, describes itself as (and is!) the web's most complete calendar of walking, biking, and placemaking events, trainings, and webinars. Read archives and subscribe online here .

Feel free to reach out with any questions or input.
We always love to hear from you.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day holiday!