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  1. An Iowa Safe Routes to School Project Funding provided by

  2. Presenters Chris Seeger Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture Iowa State University Extension cjseeger@iastate.edu 515-509-0651 Suzy Wilson, RD, LD I-WALK Project Coordinator IA Department of Public Health suzy.wilson@idph.iowa.gov 515-725-2673 515-491-3418 (c )

  3. I-WALK Partnership & Purpose Assist communities in the development,implementation, and evaluation of local Safe Routes to School programs

  4. I-WALK Goal To develop a sustainable model for community coalitions to continuously update, implement, and evaluate the local Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plan.

  5. I-WALK Components • Community coalition • Evaluation • Parent/Child Online Survey • Teacher Tally • GPS Walkability Assessment • GPS & Program Training, TA • Presentation of data results to community

  6. 1. Community Coalition • Local Public Health • School Representatives: teachers, principals, parent, student • Citizens: grandparents, community organizations and clubs • Parks and Recreation department • Public safety, School Resource Officer, Law Enforcement • City Planners • DNR

  7. 2a. Evaluation: Parent & Student online Survey • Identifies current routes students take to/from school • Identifies barriers to walking or biking to school • Complete by Sept. 28th • Results back to coalitions

  8. Online Survey Flyer

  9. Poll Question

  10. 2b. Evaluation: Teacher Tally • Determines how students get to and from school (3rd-5th grade) • Complete Sept. 25-27 • Record results by Oct. 1st • Again in Spring

  11. Teacher Tally Results

  12. 2c. Evaluation: GPS Walkability Assessment • Coalition and community members walk routes identified by the parent & student survey • GPS is used to collect data and sent back to ISU Extension for analysis

  13. 3. GPS & Program Training, TA • 1 Day training and mapping of routes • Overview of GPS use and data collection • Occur late Sept./Oct. 2012 • Technical assistance provided by IDPH & ISUE

  14. 4. Presentation to community • May/June 2013 present data results and recommendations to community • Next steps to Safer Routes to School • Invite coalition members, community, and stakeholders • Webinars early 2013

  15. Public Health Role Summarized • Identify and work with one 3rd-5th elementary school. • Form an I-Walk coalition or work with an existing coalition to add I-Walk project (meet monthly). • Recruit parents/students to complete on-line survey (by end of Sept). • Coordinate Teacher Tally and enter results on line (last wk Sept). • Attend, facilitate and recruit volunteers for GPS Walkability Assessment (late Sept/Oct). • Provide compensation to schools for parent/child survey. • Promote attendance at community presentation (May/June). • Complete an on-line monitoring survey (every month). • Provide feedback on program, training, support materials.

  16. School Role Summarized: • Serve on I-WALK coalition • Provide a venue for Parent/Child survey • Administer Teacher Tally • May participate in GPS mapping

  17. Compensation Each Local Public Health will receive $4500 for contract duties. Payments will be issued after completion of designated activity. Ex. Community Coalition Member List $1000 Teacher Tally Data Entered (fall and spring) $500 Parent Child Survey $1000 GPS Mapping $1000 Community Presentation $1000

  18. www.I-WALK.org

  19. www.I-WALK.org

  20. Additional Online Resources • Iowans Fit for Life (IDPH) http://www.idph.state.ia.us/iowansfitforlife/ • National Center for Safe Routes to School http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/ • Iowa Department of Transportation http://www.iowadot.gov/saferoutes/

  21. 2012-2013 I-WALK Communities: • Allamakee/Clayton Co. – Postville – Darling Ele. • Black Hawk Co. – Waterloo – Cunningham Ele. La Porte City – La Porte City Ele. • Buena Vista Co. – Storm Lake – Storm Lake Ele. St. Mary’s Catholic School • Fayette Co. – Oelwein – Wings Park Ele. • Ida Co. – Ida Grove – Battle Creek Ida Grove (BCIG) Ele. • Johnson Co. – Iowa City – Horn Ele. North Liberty – Van Allen Ele. • Osceola Co. – Sibley – Sibley-OcheyedanEle. • Ringgold Co. – Mount Ayr – Mount AyrEle. • Story Co. – Nevada – Central Ele. ? • Warren Co. – New Virginia – I35 School

  22. Poll Question

  23. Questions? Suzy Wilson, RD, LD I-WALK Project Coordinator IA Department of Public Health suzy.wilson@idph.iowa.gov 515-725-2673 515-491-3418 (cell)

  24. Thank you!