Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
source: national center for safe routes to school
LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Alliance for a Healthier Generation | Oklahoma Healthy Schools Program
The Healthy Schools Program is a National Program aimed at working in collaboration to improve childhood health and decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity. We assist schools in transforming the school environment to a healthier place so that students and staff are healthier, happier, better learners and educators. We want to assist schools in designing an environment that is conducive to healthy living so that everyone can reach their highest potential!
Contact: Michelle Carlton
918-520-5429 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulsa Health Department | “It’s All About Kids”
Coordinated school health program that serves 27 schools in TPS, Union and Sand Springs currently. We provide support in 8 components: physical activity, nutrition, health services, social services, dental health, parent involvement, staff health promotion and health education.
Contact: Erin Turner
918-595-4071 | email@example.com
Tulsa County Wellness Partnership
Provides consulting and planning services relating to physical activity in the schools, work place, and communities and neighborhoods.
Contact: Jennie Howard
918-521-8751 | firstname.lastname@example.org
INCOG Metropolitan Planning Organization
INCOG can provide planning and technical support for schools and communities that want to foster environments for active transportation. At times, INCOG has funds available for infrastructure improvements.
Contact: James Wagner
918-579-9447 | email@example.com
Learn how to make your school safer for walking and bicycling with this SRTS Guide.