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Joint Use Agreements

The concept of joint use is a way to increase opportunities for children and adults to be more physically active. It refers to two or more entities — usually a school and a city or private organization — sharing indoor and outdoor spaces like gymnasiums, athletic fields and playgrounds.

Playing Smart: Maximizing the Potential of School and Community Property through Joint Use Agreements (pdf)
http://changelabsolutions.org/publications/playing-smart

Joint Use Agreements- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/program-areas/childhood-obesity/research/joint-use-agreements.html

Texas Adopts Policy to Increase Access to Physical Activity-Joint Use
http://www.jointuse.org/news/texas-adopts-policy-to-increase-access-to-physical-activity-opportunities-for-kids-through-joint-use-agreements/

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools… Safe Routes to School can also play a critical role in reversing the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.

http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/about/history/what-is-safe-routes-to-school

Texas Safe Route to School National Partnership
http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/srts-in-your-state/texas

Workplace Wellness

Workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes.

Workplace Wellness Programs Study-Final Report
http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR254.html

Long Live Texans- Workplace Action Toolkit
http://www.longlivetexans.com/index.php/site/workplaces

Long Live Texans has created a Workplace Action Toolkit that provides businesses and employers effective plans for implementing employee wellness activities and policies that have potential to boost the bottom line as they reduce employee risks for chronic disease.

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