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Complete Streets & Vision Zero

Complete streets promote user safety and serve people of all abilities. They are developed with the intent of increasing "active transportation" by focusing on walking and biking mobility by integrating people and place in street planning and design. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

Breastfeeding in Idaho

Breastfeeding is an important activity for mother and child, both for heath and bonding. House Bill 448, is a policy measure to exempt breastfeeding from Idaho's indecent exposure statue, in order to reduce barriers to women being able to respond to breastfeeding when, where and how her child needs to be fed. This bill was introduced into the House Judiciary & Rules Committee by Rep. Paul Amador. Since introduction, it has passed unanimously in the House Committee and Floor. It will be heard by the Senate in early March.

Community Schools 101

United Way hosted the first Community School 101 educational session. This was a huge success, bringing 80 participants from government, health, school districts, community based organizations and volunteers together for an opportunity to learn, share and create awareness of the Community School Strategy to support whole child health and academic success in learning. Sacajawea Community School in Caldwell is working on building a neighborhood school garden in collaboration with Canyon Hill Church. The garden will serve the families and neighbors of Sacajawea with healthy food options.

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