Dear CanDo Coalition Member:
2014, we introduced the Loveland Comprehensive Plan Process and how
communities need to look at city planning policies such as zoning and
land use as important tools to increasing physical activity.
Some back ground articles include:
- According to ‘Making Healthy Places’ adults who lived in a highly walkable neighborhood engaged in 41 more minutes of physical activity when compared to residents who lived in a neighborhood with low walkability.
20%-60% higher chance of being overweight in neighborhoods with no access to sidewalks, parks or recreation centers.
We are pleased to announce
The City of Loveland 2015 Comprehensive Plan Passed!
Loveland is pleased to announce that the Comprehensive Plan has passed!
The Comprehensive Plan, also known as ‘Create Loveland’ has a strong
vision that has been crafted by City of Loveland residents and includes
language that supports Health, Environment and Mobility.
partnership with the City of Loveland planning staff, CanDo hosted
three coalition meetings focused on the comprehensive plan where CanDo
Loveland coalition members provided feedback on the vision, policy, and
implementation strategies for Create Loveland. CanDo’s health planner
provided technical assistance on policy language, outreach strategies,
and best practice for inclusion of health into the Comprehensive Plan.
Through these efforts we’re excited that Create Loveland includes:
- A dedicated section to ‘Health, Environment and Mobility’
- Strong policies and implementation strategies that support multi-model transportation and transit system
to measure implementation of the plan that include: connectivity,
neighborhood walkability, resident affordability, and bike and
Thank you to CanDo coalition
members, planning commission, city council and city of Loveland staff
for ensuring that Create Loveland was a success!
| Call To Action
Citizen Task Force for Walking and Biking
Help Prioritize Loveland Bike and Pedestrian Projects and Policy Goals
May 2016, CanDo has facilitated the Citizen’s Task Force for Walking
and Biking (CTF) and has focused coalition meetings on advocacy and
education efforts in order to create a safe and accessible bike and
pedestrian system. From May through July 2016, over 70 Loveland
residents have attended the educational sessions that have focused on a
variety of topics, including the City’s budget process, the Downtown
Development Authority’s formation and taxing structure , and the Parks
and Recreation Department’s master plan and capital
plan. Additionally, at each educational gathering, CanDo solicited
feedback from residents on their own biking and walking experiences and
preferences. This insightful and valuable feedback, along with the previous presentations are all available at our website.
Finally, between now and August 12th
we are collecting information on policy priorities and bike and
pedestrian improvements. We invite you to participate in this important
work by clicking on the link below to take a short survey.
National Bike Challenge
Help Fort Collins lead the way in the National Bike Challenge! Sign up at www.nationalbikechallenge.org and
log your miles, whether for recreation or transportation, between now
and the end of September. Check to see if your workplace has a team, or
simply help Fort Collins take the lead!
Fort Collins is currently in 7th place.
| CanDo Loveland
Please note an important change in contact information for CanDo Loveland.
To reach Kelly Haworth, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly can still be reached by phone at (970) 495-7513.
Katie Guthrie can be reached at email@example.com. Katie can still be reached by phone at (970) 667-2192
| CanDo and Vida Sana Meeting Schedule
Our next meeting will be on Monday, August 29 from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow St., Fort Collins.
Built Environment Work Group (BEWG)
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 23 from 3:30-4:30pm in Routt Hall Room 103.
Please click here for a campus map. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you either bike in, or take the MAX.
There is a MAX
stop at University or Laurel. If you have any questions, contact Colin Day at firstname.lastname@example.org
Loveland Citizen Task Force for Walking and Biking
The next Loveland CTF meeting will be on Thursday, August 25 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Loveland Museum and Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave.
At this meeting, we will be joined by the bicycle and pedestrian education committee (BPEC). BPEC will
present on bike friendly driving and riding, and will focus on
important safety issues for biking, walking and driving safe in
| Vida Sana
City of Fort Collins Budget
Vida Sana will
be making formal recommendations to the City of Fort Collins regarding
current budget offers that have the most ability to impact health
equity. We encourage others to weigh in on their priorities as well by
completing the City’s online budget tool here http://www.fcgov.com/citymanager/budget.php
Partnership with Northern Colorado Food Cluster
Sana is excited to launch and bring to life a new partnership with the
Northern Colorado Food Cluster to increase SNAP enrollment in Larimer
County. Vida Sana promotoras will be working across Fort Collins and
Loveland to promote SNAP, assist with SNAP technicians at Larimer
County, and encourage people to use SNAP benefits at local farmer’s
markets. In addition, the partnership will promote the Double Up program
offered through LiveWell Colorado. The program gives SNAP farmer’s
market visitors extra incentive to bring hope Colorado-grown fruits and
vegetables by offering a voucher for up to $20 matched from their
original SNAP purchase. If you would like to receive assistance or
refer someone to Vida Sana promotoras for assistance with SNAP or any
other health needs, please call 970-495-1705.
Health Equity Learning Series in Loveland
In partnership with the Loveland Public Library, Thompson School
District, SummitStone Health Partners and the House of Neighborly
Services, Vida Sana will be hosting the Colorado Trust’s Health Equity
Learning Series in Loveland in September. This four session series aims
to increase knowledge and awareness of health equity through
presentations from experts discussing factors that increase disparities
and solutions that advance health equity.
Vida Sana staff anticipates The Health Equity Learning Series to be a
catalyst for discussion and creation of a Vida Sana coalition in
Loveland. For more information, contact Deirdre Sullivan at
| Built Environment
Built Environment Work Group
Wow, the summer is going by fast and we hope everyone is taking
advantage of the beautiful sunshine out on the trails and around town.
At our July BEWG meeting, we had special guest Stephanie Kopplin from
Nature in the City speak about the program’s current activities and
opportunities for collaboration. The Nature in the City program seeks to
connect every citizen to nature and enhance wildlife habitat within the
city by completing infrastructure connections, creating green
installations (like the newly installed living wall at 222 Laporte
Ave.), and by influencing development to include nature preserves. BEWG
members provided some great suggestions for potential Nature in the City
projects around town including creating connection to the Poudre trail
for students at Lincoln Middle School. We would like to thank Stephanie
for her great work with Nature in the City and we look forward to future
A few prospective projects that BEWG has lined up are a Colorado
Health Foundation grant to create a community health hub at Salud Family
Health Centers on W. Laporte and collaboration on a Kaiser Permanente
planning grant that will assess infrastructure connectivity for the
Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park community. We have also begun examining
and identifying Budgeting for Outcomes requests from various city
departments to advocate for offers relevant to Safe Routes to School,
active transportation, and health equity. BEWG has great energy and
we’re going to finish the summer strong with these various efforts.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 23 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
at the Institute for the Built Environment located at Routt Hall on the
campus. If you have any questions or would like to know how you can
become involved with BEWG
please feel free to contact Katherine Vega (Katherine.email@example.com
) or Colin Day (firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at our August meeting!
| Worksite Wellness
Help Us Bring Wellness to Work!
year, Health Links hosts an event to recognize all of the businesses,
nonprofits, advisors, vendors, and community partners who are working
hard to create a healthy and safe Colorado.
event will allow attendees to network with each other to share best
practices for workplace wellness, connect with local health &
wellness providers, and learn about how prioritizing health and
wellbeing at work can have a positive impact on individuals,
organizations, and their communities. This year, over 300 people will be
gathered at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, Colorado to celebrate
the culture of health spreading across the state.
We invite businesses, supporters, and partners to join the effort to make Colorado the Healthiest Place to Work.
Join us as we celebrate our Certified Healthy Businesses and the Champions of Wellness
in Colorado. We are excited to present an all-star line-up including
Colorado business executives, health and wellness leaders, and public
health professionals. Come network with like-minded businesses from
across the state and bring wellness to work today!
Date: August 18, 2016
Time: Thursday, 1:00-4:30pm
Location: Liniger Building at CU South, 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134
Health LinksTM is a nonprofit initiative based at the Colorado School of Public Health that helps businesses build sustainable workplace health and safety programs. Health LinksTM
provides expert advising, Healthy Business Certification and connection
to resources and local preferred providers that offer health, safety
and well-being services. Get recognized as a champion of worker health
and safety today and get connected to a local community advisor. Visit HealthLinksCertified.org to get started.
We invite you to join us for any of our upcoming events - contact Michelle at email@example.com for questions and to get more information.
|Local Food and Gardens
Sproutin’ Up Free Produce Market
Wednesday, August 10
Salad Family Health Center
year Sproutin’ Up holds an annual free produce market at Salud
Family Health Center. Salud provides medical care for those
who are uninsured or under-insured and Sproutin’ Up is proud to
be a part of their overall healthcare visit.
Thank you for caring for your community.
Plant It Forward
Planning your garden? The Food Bank and Gardens on Spring Creek will once again be partnering with many local gardeners to
Plant It Forward. Consider growing food for members of our community in need. Click here for more information.
Local Farmers Markets
Loveland Farmers Market - Tuesdays, 11:00am-3:00pm.
HWY 287 in front of Hobby Lobby (3133 N. Garfield). Click here for more information.
City of Loveland Farmers Market- Sundays, 9:00am-1:30pm. Opens June 26.
700 S. Railroad Avenue - Entire Pavilion #1 and #2 (at the far north end of Fairgrounds Park). Click here for more information.
Larimer County Farmers Market - Saturdays, 8:00am-Noon.200 South Oak Street in Old Town Fort Collins. Click here for more information.Fort Collins Farmers Market-Wednesdays and Sundays, 11:00am-3:00pm.
Harmony and Lemay in front of Ace Hardware. Click here
for more information.Drake Road Farmers Market - Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm.
802 W. Drake Rd. Click here
for more information.
Gardens on Spring Creek
August 6 and August 27, 2016
Feast your eyes, ears, nose and tastebuds on The Gardens at the height of its growing season during Garden a’Fare.
a’Fare is a series of two culinary pairing events highlighting edible
garden creations by local chefs featuring produce grown in the Garden
of Eatin’ paired with Blue Skies wine or Odell beers. Guests are
treated to local music, silent auction, and a complimentary event
tasting glass - all the while having the opportunity to explore our
beautiful botanic gardens.
Healthy Kids Club
2016 Run Series
is underway for the Healthy Kids and Fit.Teen Run Series’, sponsored by
Healthy Kids Club, UCHealth. The 18th annual Healthy Kids Run Series
includes 8 free local 1 mile fun runs. Elementary students ages 5-12 are
eligible to register for the free series, and will receive a punch card
to track their participation. Kids who complete 4 or more runs earn
prizes! Teens ages 13-18 are eligible to register for the Fit.Teen Run
Series, which includes 8 local 5K’s. Fit.Teen participants receive a
discounted $10 registration fee for each run. Register online for both
series’ at healthykidsclub.org.
Food Bank for Larimer County
Front Range Rally
Join us for a mini Front Range Rally at Loveland’s Farmers Market at Fairgrounds Park.
Enjoy great craft beer and delicious food while experiencing all the
market has to offer. All proceeds benefit Food Bank for Larimer County.
Click here for more information.
City of Fort Collins
September 18, 10:00am-3:00pm
Linden and Redwood Streets from Willox Ln to Willow or Walnut Streets
Streets events promote alternative transportation and invite people to
experience public streets in ways other than driving.
Click here for more information.
|Local and National HEAL News
LiveWell Colorado is launching a major public awareness campaign called No More 24
will educate Coloradans about our state’s health paradox. Colorado’s
great quality of life attracts healthy, educated adults yet we struggle
to provide that same healthy environment for the children born and
LiveWell’s collective goal is to ensure that every child in Colorado has the opportunity to grow up healthy. Right now,
ranks a mediocre 24th in the nation for our children’s level of
physical activity with nearly 55 percent of kids not getting the
recommended amount of physical activity each week. In many cases,
Colorado children lack parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods and
physical education in school, so they can’t get the physical activity
they need to be healthy. We believe all Colorado children deserve the
opportunity to develop healthy behaviors as they grow.Click here to learn more about No More 24 and how you can help.