Former DHPE Health Equity Intern Alexandria Washington has been selected by American Walks as a 2016 Walking College Fellow. America Walks is a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities nationwide.
Ms. Washington, who is an MPH graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL and was a part of the Spring 2015 DHPE Internship Cohort, is one of 25 local health advocates selected as the second class of the Walking College, which is designed to expand the capacity of local advocates to be effective community change agents.
Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director with America Walks, stated “the course will have an impact in communities large and small; urban, suburban, and rural; throughout the United States.”
Walking College Fellows will complete a six-module distance-education program this summer, covering the science behind the benefits of walking, evaluation of built environments, as well as communication skills and building relationships with decision makers. Learn more at http://americawalks.org/walkingcollege2016/