Establishing joint use agreements is a way for school districts, cities, non-governmental and nonprofit organizations to work together to increase physical activity for students and their communities by sharing school and community facilities. Hear from Robert Ogilvie, director of the Planning for Healthy Places program at Public Health Law and Policy; Patti Cummings, Director of Facilities at Paramount Unified School District; and Vince Torres, Recreation Director for the city of Paramount. Panel Bios
California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. CPL's efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments. CPL, in partnership with the California Active Communities, is working to improve state and local policies and practices that support community use of school facilities outside of the school day for the purposes of physical activity and recreation.
California Active Communities creates opportunities for everyday physical activity by connecting partners to active living resources and helping develop more walkable and bikeable communities for the state's diverse population. California Active Communities runs the California Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center.
California School Boards Association supports school governance teams by producing policy briefs, publications and other resources on health issues as they relate to education, including joint use of school facilities, student wellness, physical education, physical activity and community collaboration on youth services.
Jointuse.org is a website with a wealth of resources, research and information on joint use.