NRPA's Family Health & Fitness Day Informational Webinar
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Family Health & Fitness Day will be held on June 10, 2023! Celebrated the second Saturday in June each year, this special day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy and active. Park and recreation agencies everywhere are encouraged to participate by sharing ways families can get active on June 10 — whether through participating in virtual programs at home or in their local parks. Members of the healthcare and public health communities are encouraged to participate, as well, even as sponsors.
Tune into this webinar to learn more about Family Health & Fitness Day and discover ways in which you can celebrate in your own communities!
The Family Health & Fitness Day Outreach Toolkit is now available! The toolkit offers research highlighting the health and wellness benefits of parks and recreation, as well as template press releases, social media materials, web and email communication templates, and a sample timeline for planning and implementation purposes. This year, the toolkit also includes a detailed evaluation section that can be used to measure the impact of your Family Health & Fitness Day activities and an opportunity to officially register your event with NRPA! Access the toolkit by clicking the "Download the Toolkit" button.
By the end of this event, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the essential role parks and recreation has in promoting health and wellness.
2. Plan and implement programs and events in celebration of Family Health & Fitness Day in their own communities.
3. Reference the Family Health & Fitness Day outreach toolkit to plan, promote; and measure events in celebration of this campaign.
National Recreation and Park Association
Cina Makres (she/her) is a Program Specialist with the National Recreation and Park Association. Currently, Cina supports a health equity community of practice and provides technical assistance within the organization’s healthy aging portfolio. Additionally, Cina manages NRPA's Family Health & Fitness Day campaign efforts. Prior to joining NRPA in October 2021, Cina completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Maryland. Cina has previous experience in maternal health, global health, and physical activity and nutrition.
Kaitlin Graff, MSW, MPH (she/her)
Health Scientist - Physical Activity and Health Branch
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Kaitlin Graff, MSW, MPH is a Health Scientist in the Physical Activity and Health Branch in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She works on building the Active People, Healthy Nation℠ movement to create equitable and inclusive activity-friendly communities and help 27 million people to be more physically active by 2027. Kaitlin also serves as the co-lead of the Communication and Member Support Committee in CDC’s Built Environment Workgroup which brings together CDC scientists to discuss their respective work on the intersection of the built environment and public health. Kaitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Kenyon College and a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, Kaitlin enjoys hiking, climbing, and trying out new activities like improv.
Recreation Coordinator - Special Events
Town of Erie, CO - Parks & Recreation
Brandon Grasmick is a 4-year Parks & Recreation professional. As the Special Events Coordinator for the Town of Erie, CO, he oversees 15 special events, sponsorships/advertising/vending, and their external event permit process. He stays committed to building public pride, bringing innovation to special event processes, and connecting families to fun.
Recreation Supervisor of Operations and Fitness Programs
City of Georgetown, TX Parks & Recreation
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Go Bengals! Ryan has been with the City of Georgetown from 2.5 years, where he started as the Athletic and Fitness Supervisor, and is now currently the Operations and Fitness Supervisor. Prior to working for the City, Ryan worked in Collegiate Recreation. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, and loves creating an inclusive environment for community members that assist in their overall health and wellbeing. Ryan’s hobbies include hiking with his dog, paddle boarding, and trying new foods!
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