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CDC's Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES)

Program Type: Policy - An ordinance, resolution, or law passed by a community that produces positive results.

CDC's Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES) promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. It was developed in response to data from a variety of disciplines, including public health, urban design, and transportation planning. These data suggest characteristics of our communities such as proximity of facilities, street design, density of housing, availability of public transit and of pedestrian and bicycle facilities play a significant role in promoting or discouraging physical activity. This initiative encourages environmental and policy interventions that will affect increased levels of physical activity and improved public health. The goals are to: 1) encourage the development of pedestrian and bicycle friendly environments; 2) promote active forms of transportation like walking and bicycling, and 3) disseminate information related to Active Community Environments.

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Environmental Health/Quality , Injury Prevention , Physical Activity

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Environmental change, Motivation


Site or Location Name: ACES: Active Community Environments Initiative

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Phone: (770) 488-5473