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The vision for "Healthy Steps" is for girls and women to be physically active and proactive with their healthcare - leading to a lifetime of wellness. For more information, contact YWCA Rhode Island at 401-769-7450. www.ywcari.org
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Rural Community Summit

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Reducing Youth Access to Tobacco in Rhode Island, learn more on June 23 from 10:30am - 2:30pm at North Scituate Community House.

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Learn more at www.tobaccofree-ri.org.

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Healthy Steps Summary

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Healthy Steps for Girls and Women is an initiative that builds on the connectedness of the families and communities in Burrillville, Foster, Glocester and Scituate. YWCA Rhode Island and nriAHEC worked with a Steering Committee in non-metro northern Rhode Island to develop a resource guide and strategic plan. Rhode Island Department of Health was the project sponsor with support from the Rural Health Systems Building Grants. For more information, contact YWCA at 401-769-7450.

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The "Healthy Steps" report provides a detailed strategy for connecting girls and young women with preventive services. It focusses on physical activity as the entry point. It includes strategies for improving access to primary care services, reducing high risk behaviors, addressing cultural barriers to care, and improving nutrition among girls and young women ages 12 to 25.

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Girls and Women in Sports

Girls and Women in Sports | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

Volume 9, Number 1

YW She Shines magazine:

This edition is themed 'Girls and Women in Sports'.

http://www.sheshines.org/volume-9-number-1/#.UpNDbMTrxuk

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Click on the top link for 9 tips to inspire girls to become physically active. Reprinted with permission from Women's Sports Foundation.

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Courtney Bigbee's curator insight, March 27, 2014 12:31 AM

This article talks about how women can play anything a man can and become more likely to succeed in the sport because when a women does anything that she has a love for, she starts to have a passion in a drive to do well in it.

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RI's Coordinated School Health Program

RI's Coordinated School Health Program | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

Healthy School Components: Health Education, Physical Education, HIV/AIDS & STDs, Sexuality Education, School Safety, Afterschool Opportunities, Nutrition, Health Services, Family & Community Engagement, and Healthy School Buildings.

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Thrive  has links to the District Health and Wellness Subcommittee Toolkit, as well as Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs, Policy Guidance for Rhode Island Schools, and RI Legislation and Regulations. www.thriveri.org

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Her Life Depends On It

Her Life Depends On It | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

The Women's Sports Foundation is non-profit that advances the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity.

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Download the report, Her Life Depends On It. It includes research on the impact of physical activity and sport. They are fundamental solutions for many of the serious health and social problems faced by girls. These include obesity, heart disease, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression – which accounts for much of the more than $1 trillion spent on healthcare for treating these issues.

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Teen Survival Guide

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 Health Tips for on-the-go Girls

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The publication inspires healthy behaviors in girls ages 10-16. Some of the topics include puberty, exercise, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.

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The Role of Communities in Promoting Physical Activity

"Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They have become a common way to depict health promotion messages, including promoting physical activity." - Global Physical Activity Network

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a fun and informative way to promote physical activity

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Steve Landry's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:37 PM

Great start for how communities can plan for healthier citizens

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North South Trail

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Rhode Island's longest hiking trail, the Greenways Alliance of Rhode Island has links to six maps that cover the entire trail through the state.

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North South Trail passes through northwestern Rhode Island. Rhode Island Greenways has information on trails, bike paths, greenways and other spots for walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more.

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Rhode Island Cycling Map

Bike map highlights more than 50 miles along the state's eight major bike paths and suitable roads for safe cycling routes.

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Additional information on cycling may be found at Bike New England. www.bikenewengland.com

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3rd National Rural Health Day

3rd National Rural Health Day | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

Invitation to National Rural Health Day in non-metro northern Rhode Island at the North Scituate Community House.

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The public is invited to attend Rhode Island's 3rd Annual National Rural Health Day celebration. Health Champion Awards will also be presented.

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Lisa Piscatelli's comment, November 15, 2013 6:59 AM
"Congratulations to Joei Bassett and Louise Kiessling, MD for receiving the Rural Health Champions Awards for 2013.<br>Their work is invaluable to the state! Please join us for the award ceremony, a light breakfast, exciting presentations,<br>and door prizes on Rural Health Day! " - Jill D'Errico, Rhode Island Department of Health
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Resource Guide

The resources included in this guide are intended to link the non-metro communities of Northern Rhode Island with local opportunities for health and well-being. If you have an update, addition or revision, contact the Healthy Steps for Girls and Women program at YWCA Rhode Island, 401-769-7450.

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Maps and Contact Information for Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, and Scituate - December 2013

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What Works to Get Kids Active

What Works to Get Kids Active | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

"Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They have become a common way to depict health promotion messages, including promoting physical activity." - Global Physical Activity Network

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a fun and informative way to promote physical activity

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3rd annual National Rural Health Day in Rhode Island

3rd annual National Rural Health Day in Rhode Island | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it
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Photo, above left: Megan Hall, outreach and education lead at HealthSource RI, at the North Scituate Community House. Event included a presentation by HealthSource RI on the Affordable Care Act and outreaching to rural communities. Next, Jill D’Errico from Rhode Island Department of Health honored Joei Bassett and Dr. Louise Kiessling with Rural Health Champion Awards. Event closed with a presentation about the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry by coordinator Brittan Bates from the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response. Rhode Island's National Rural Health Day celebration was organized by Rhode Island Department of Health, New England Rural Health Roundtable, Rhode Island Rural Health Network, and the Healthy Steps initiative. It was held on November 21, 2013.

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The Role of Schools in Promoting Physical Activity

"Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They have become a common way to depict health promotion messages, including promoting physical activity." - Global Physical Activity Network

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a fun and informative way to promote physical activity

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Healthy Eating for an Active Lifestyle

Part of the Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series providing consumers and professionals high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. Choose a change that you can make today, and move toward a healthier you.

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Nutritional tips are also available in Spanish. Visit the link for this and other selections in this series. www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html

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START A WALKING CLUB

START A WALKING CLUB | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

How does one start a Walking Club? This page offers resources, a free kit and downloadable forms.

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Free Storywalker Club Starter Kit provides everything you need to set up a club and begin playing this detective game.  Includes one copy each of the following:
1) The Fiddlesticks audio
2) Story Times
3) Storywalker Chronicles #1 
4) Netwalking Pocket Notebook 
Games, audios, additional instruction, and lesson ideas are provided through a facebook page, blog and email notifications. Other materials are also available.

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How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?

How Much Physical Activity Do You Need? | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

A bone health campaign for girls and their BFFs to "grow strong together and stay strong forever!" Along with calcium and vitamin D, physical activity is key to building strong bones. You need 60 minutes of physical activity every day — and bone-strengthening activities at least three days a week.

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The campaign focuses on fun and friendship and encourages girls to get active and choose bone-healthy foods. While Best Bones Forever! targets girls, the lesson plans, activities, and ideas are designed for both girls and boys.

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About National Rural Health Day

About National Rural Health Day | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

The above link has information about National Rural Health Day from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

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Join Healthy Steps and YWCA Rhode Island at Rhode Island's local celebration. On Thursday, November 21 from 8:30-11:30am at North Scituate Community House, HealthSourceRI and the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response will hold presentations. For more information on this free event, call 401-222-1488. It is hosted by the Rhode Island Department of Health with support from the Rhode Island Rural Health Network and New England Rural Health Roudtable.

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2nd National Rural Health Day

2nd National Rural Health Day | Healthy Steps | Scoop.it

The Rhode Island Department of Health released its new 2012 report, "The Health of Rhode Island Non-Metropolitan Communities," and presented eight Rural Health Champion Awards during an event celebrating National Rural Health Day at the North Scituate Community House on November 14.

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Rhode Island's non-metropolitan communities include Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, Scituate, Coventry, West Greenwich, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, New Shoreham, Richmond, Westerly, Jamestown, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton.

 

From left, Andrea Marcotte, Mia Patriarca, and Dr. Michael Fine. Photo courtesy of YWCA Rhode Island.

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