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Call for Team Applications to 2017 Walkability Action Institute Now Open


The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) seeks applications from Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) regions (or other similar regional entity) for competitive funding assistance to support attendance at the third annual walkability action institute, entitled “Step It Up!: Action Institute to Increase Walking and Walkability.”

The purpose is to prepare interdisciplinary teams from MPO regions (or other similar regional entities) to pursue policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) supports for walking and walkability. This action institute will provide teams with the most up-to-date academic and applied learning methods, and will reinforce and support implementation of significant national public health policy statements promoting walking and walkability, such as Step It Up! — The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities (SGCTA). NACDD and CDC are interested in applicant teams who can commit to all project deliverables outlined in this request for funding assistance (RFA) and produce measurable PSE outcomes after attending the action institute.

The full RFA, RFA Appendices, RFA Application Form, and frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents can be accessed below. These documents detail the full project, project timeline, and project deliverables. The FAQ document will be updated on this site no later than two business days when questions are received. Questions are to be emailed directly to Karma Edwards at All applications and letters of commitment are due by 11:59 pm ET on November 30, 2016 by email in one PDF document to Karma Edwards at No fax or mailed applications will be accepted. 

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