Walking, cycling, and taking public transportation are great ways to fit physical activity into a busy schedule. CAPE’s new toolkit—Prescribing Active Travel for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: A Toolkit for Health Professionals—will help health professionals become advocates of active transportation and transit with their patients and in their communities.
The toolkit is designed with five stand-alone modules so people can focus on the ones of most interest to them:
Module 1 describes the health, environmental and social benefits of active travel.
Module 2 provides strategies to motivate patients to use active travel.
Module 3 explains the links between active transportation and community design.
Module 4, designed for health professionals in southern Ontario, focuses on Ontario’s Growth Plan and how it impacts active travel.
Module 5 provides strategies for promoting change in one’s community.
The toolkit also includes two factsheets and brochures that health professionals can give to their patients, two backgrounders that can be used in meetings with the public or decision-makers, and a series of memes that can be used on Twitter or Facebook to make people think about the many benefits of walking, cycling, and transit for society as a whole.
Download individual modules and supporting documents:
Module 1 Active Travel, Public Health, and the Environment
Module 2 Promoting Active Travel to Improve Patient Health
Module 3 Community Design That Supports Active Travel
Module 4 Places to Grow–Managing Growth in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe to Support Active Travel
Module 5 Promoting Policies That Support Active Travel
Backgrounder Transit, Active Transportation, and Public Health
Backgrounder Transit and Active Transportation Require Supportive Community Design
Patient Factsheet Get Healthy & Fit with Active Transportation
Patient Factsheet Get Healthy & Fit: Use Public Transit
Patient Brochure Get Healthy & Fit with Active Transportation
Patient Brochure Get Healthy & Fit: Use Public Transit
Social Media Kit