Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Awards 2008 Announced!
The principal goal of the Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Award program is to raise awareness across the nation about healthy synergies that can be achieved when communities combine and implement the principles of smart growth with the concepts of active aging.
Awards are presented to communities demonstrating the best and most inclusive overall implementation of smart growth and active aging at the neighborhood, municipal, tribal, county, and regional levels. Applicants are evaluated based on:
- overall effectiveness of the programs
- level of community involvement and outreach
- use of innovative approaches
- overall environmental health benefits of the project
Congratulations to the 2008 award recipients.
There are two types of awards—the Achievement Award and the Commitment Award. The Achievement Award winners demonstrate excellence in building healthy communities for active aging. These recipients have implemented programs and policies that improve the health and well-being of the community and its citizens. The Commitment Award recognizes communities that are planning for and beginning to integrate smart growth and active aging.
Achievement Award winners:
Commitment Award winners: