MWTM Spring Newsletter
May 26th, 2023
The countdown is on! The Spring Challenge comes to a close in 5 days. This Challenge period has been chock-full of varied events. Make sure to keep the energy up and end this spring session with a bang!
United States Conference of Mayors Mayors: Opportunity to Co-Sponsor USCM Resolution
MWTM Mayor, Mayor Guerrero (West Sacramento, CA), is sponsoring the proposed resolution #8, “Promoting Active Living to Improve Mental and Physical Health, Social Connections, and Enhanced Resilience,” that will be presented at the USCM’s 91st Annual Meeting on Friday, June 2nd. You may add your name as a cosponsor through https://community.usmayors.org or directly in the USCM mobile app.
As a Move with the Mayor™ participant, you recognize the importance of making both physical and mental health a priority. Thank you for your consideration in co-sponsoring this resolution.
New Research! Physical Activity May Help Prevent Death From Flu or Pneumonia
There’s important research that just came out in the British Journal of Sports Medicine titled: Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Mortality from Influenza and Pneumonia: A Cohort Study of 577, 909 US Adults. This study found that physical activity may help prevent death from flu or pneumonia, regardless of factors such as medical conditions and weight status.
Read the article here: https://bit.ly/3pSeCXL
Did you know that 11 Minutes is all you need?
Just 11 minutes of moderate physical activity per day may lower one’s risk of premature death. This study is too good to not share over and over. Check out the article here: https://bit.ly/45melwO
Benefits of Physical Activity Toolkit: https://bit.ly/3MUDrKP
Check out what other cities are doing for Move with the Mayor this past week! We’re rooting Mayor Adrieansen (Manhattan, IL ) for hosting a physical activity event that brought together students from kindergarten through second grade; Mayor Drakeford (Camden, SC) for partnering with LiveWell Kershaw County to host a Mothers’ Day walk; Mayor Walters (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) for launching National Bike to Work Day; and Mayor Norton (Rochester, MN) and her partnership with WeBike, that hosted one of many group bike rides!
If you would like to be highlighted, please remember to use the hashtag #MovewiththeMayor or email me about your event/partnerships and your photos.
It’s Stroke Awareness Month! See how Mayor Will Hill and Louisville, MS partner with hospitals, a local university, churches, and other organizations to expand physical activity opportunities and improve cardiovascular health!
Here’s a social media post for Stroke Awareness Month:
Knowing the signs & symptoms of a #Stroke can help people react quickly when a stroke occurs. Acting F.A.S.T. is crucial. For more info: https://bit.ly/32Qqo6o #StrokeAwareness #StrokeMonth #MWTM
Funding Opportunity: Addressing Conditions to Improve Population Health (ACTion) – Due June 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM ED
The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) announces the availability of funds to state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions that are ready to take ACTion (Addressing Conditions To improve population health) in communities to implement policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) interventions that address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to reduce chronic disease related disparities, risk factors, and inequities.
Safe Streets and Roads for All – Applications due July 10, 2023, at 5:00 PM EDT
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program: The SS4A program funds regional, local, and tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.