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We would like to thank the representatives from the communities highlighted in this issue brief:

Nancy Nace, Nashville, Tennessee

Lisa Cirill, Sacramento, California

Holli Smith, Linda Cooper, and Bill Reger, Wheeling, West Virginia

Mike Whelan, Largo, Florida

David Stotts, Tallahassee, Florida

Lois G. Michaels, MSHyg, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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We are also grateful to our Creating Communities for Active Aging advisory committee who provided editorial guidance for this document and have contributed their expertise throughout the project.

David Buchner, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dan Burden, Walkable Communities, Inc.

Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation

Tom Cove, Sporting Goods Manufacturers of America

Carol C. Hogue, RN, PhD, FAAN, University of North Carolina School of Nursing and UNC Institute on Aging

Marla Hollander, MPH, CHES, Active Living Policy Center

Jan K. Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health

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Barbara McCann, Smart Growth America

Lois G. Michaels, MSHyg, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Audrey Straight, JD, AARP

Jane C. Stutts, PhD, University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center

Michael Whelan, City of Largo Recreation and Parks Department

Bill Wilkinson, National Center for Bicycling and Walking

Partnership especially appreciates the invaluable guidance of the advisory committee chair, Lois G. Michaels, MSHyg, who also serves on Partnership’s Board of Directors.

Laurie Flaherty, RN, MS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also provided assistance.

Partnership staff who worked on this report were Dana Carr, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst, with assistance from Molly E. French, MSCRP, Director of Policy Research.

Partnership for Prevention is a national membership-based policy research organization committed to increasing resources for and knowledge about effetate health departments. Partnership adheres to the highest standards of scientific evidence supporting the case for preventive services, health promotion, and environmental health. Partnership can be found online at

This research was supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under Co-operative Agreement No. DTNH22-00-H-05210. The opinions, findings, and recommendations contained herein are those of Partnership for Prevention and do not necessarily represent those of NHTSA or the other contributors.

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