Birmingham’s leadership in “Complete Streets” policies has been recognized in the publication of a nationwide analysis by the National Complete Streets Coalition. This comes just a day after Bessemer City Council passed a comprehensive ban on smoking in public.
Congratulations to all those who have been working so hard as part of the Health Action Partnership to fight obesity and tobacco use in Jefferson County. Such decisions and recognition show how much progress we are making.
Thank you, Birmingham and other cities, for encouraging transportation options through policies that govern the way roads are planned, designed and constructed. Thank you, Bessemer, Birmingham and other cities, for using ordinances to help people avoid the dangers of second-hand smoke.
The Community Foundation continues to be a strong supporter of the Health Action Partnership and of the work accomplished by so many partners through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Together we are giving people the kind of community they want, where people truly can lead healthy lives.