Health Foundation Program Officer awarded Walking College Fellowship for America Walks 2019 program

April 22, 2019

Jana Renner, Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, is one of 27 advocates from across the country awarded the Walking College Fellowship from America Walks.

As a Walking College Fellow, Ms. Renner will participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable. She will also engage with the national network of America Walks and other walking champions at various events throughout the year. “I am thrilled to be chosen to participate in the Walkable Communities training program and to learn about ways to increase opportunities for our residents to be more active,” said Ms. Renner. “The Health Foundation recently completed a master plan for a 60-mile Paso del Norte Trail to connect communities and promote health and active living. I look forward to connecting what I learn to efforts to expand trails and walkability in our region.”

The 2019 Walking College Class includes diverse array professions and experiential backgrounds. This year’s program has added representatives from six additional states and new, critical voices to the growing walking movement.

About America Walks: America Walks, a nonprofit national organization, is leading the way in empowering communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable walking conditions for all. They provide a voice for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies, provide strategy support, training and technical assistance to statewide, regional, and local organizations, and serve as the convener of the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative. Together, America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative boast 700 allied organizations who across the nation are working to increase walking and support walkable communities for all members.

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