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An Iowa Safe Routes to School Project. Funding provided by . Presenters. Tami Larson I-WALK Program Manager IA Department of Public Health tlarson@idph.state.ia.us 515-864-6222. Chris Seeger Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture

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presenters
Presenters

Tami Larson

I-WALK Program Manager

IA Department of Public Health

tlarson@idph.state.ia.us

515-864-6222

Chris Seeger

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Landscape Architecture

Iowa State University Extension

cjseeger@iastate.edu

515-509-0651

i walk partnership purpose
I-WALK Partnership & Purpose

Assist communities in the development,implementation, and evaluation

of local Safe Routes to School programs

i walk goal
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.

i walk components
I-WALK Components
  • Community coalition
  • Evaluation
    • Teacher Tally
    • Parent/Child Online Survey
    • GPS Walkability Assessment
    • Monthly reporting
  • GPS & Program Training, TA
  • Presentation of data results

to community

1 community coalition
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
2a evaluation teacher tally
2a. Evaluation: Teacher Tally
  • Determines how students get to and from school
  • Conducted Fall 2010
  • Again in Spring 2011
2b evaluation parent student online survey
2b. Evaluation: Parent & Student online Survey
  • Identifies current routes students take to/from school
  • Identifies barriers to walking or biking to school
  • Results back to coalitions
2c evaluation gps walkability assessment
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
2d evaluation monthly reports
2d. Evaluation: Monthly Reports

Provides IDPH with…

  • Project progress in each community
  • Input and guidance for program improvement
i walk 2010 2011 schools enrollment n 1924
I-WALK 2010-2011 Schools & Enrollment, N=1924

Over 1900 students

2 communities in each of the 6 LPH Regions

12 schools

3 gps program training ta
3. GPS & Program Training, TA
  • 1 Day training and mapping of routes
  • Overview of GPS use and data collection
  • Occur between April & May 2011
  • Technical assistance provided by IDPH

& ISUE

4 presentation to community
4. Presentation to community
  • Aug/Sept 2011 present data results and recommendations to community
  • Next steps to Safer Routes to School
  • Invite coalition members, community, and stakeholders
additional online resources
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/
2010 2011 i walk communities
2010-2011 I-WALK Communities:
  • Benton Co/Vinton-Shellsburg/Tilford Elementary
  • Buchanan Co/Independence/West Elementary
  • Cass Co/Atlantic/Schuler Elementary
  • Clay Co/Spencer/Johnson Elementary
  • Dallas Co/Adel-Desoto/De Soto Intermediate
  • Fayette Co/West Union/West Union Elementary
  • Fremont Co/Tabor/Fremont-Mills Elementary
  • Howard Co/Riceville/Riceville Elementary
  • Lee Co/Fort Madison/Lincoln Elementary *
  • Polk Co/WDM/Fairmeadows Elementary
  • Sioux Co/Hull/Hull Christian
  • Washington Co/Kalona/Kalona Elementary
questions
Questions?

Tami Larson

I-WALK Program Manager

IA Department of Public Health

tlarson@idph.state.ia.us

515-864-6222