Larimer County Active Living Coalition

IBE was contracted to work with Bike Fort Collins on a Kaiser Permanente grant building a resident-led active living coalition in Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park.

Bike Fort Collins was awarded a one year, phase one grant from Kaiser Permanente to assist the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park residents in establishing an Active Living Coalition. IBE was tasked with implementing community engagement events with residents, organizing meetings for professionals, creating and analyzing baseline survey data, analyzing the spatial conditions of the neighborhood, and other management support activities.

One unique attribute of this work is that it focuses on building capacity and empowering residents to build internal programming, instead of offering external solutions but leaves residents without mechanisms for change. With the help of a professional steering committee, the resident led group is beginning work in the autumn of 2107. This group of collaborators includes: Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, Vida Sana, La Familia, Create Places, the City of Fort Collins, Safe Routes to School, and Larimer County Department of Health’s Built Environment group.

Key Outcomes

  • Subject matter and technical expertise that will contribute to pending Phase 2 Funding with Kaiser Permanente
  • Advocacy efforts to alleviate social inequities regarding built environment disparities in the city of Fort Collins
  • Building of relevant partnerships at the residential, advocacy, city, county, and state levels

Project Deliverables

  • Bilingual active living survey creation and administration, results synthesis
  • Active living baseline response analysis and formal report
  • Spatial analysis of of connectivity within neighborhood and surrounding areas

“Bike Fort Collins works closely with IBE on a number of projects. We’ve been impressed with their facilitation, authentic commitment to sustainability, and vision of a healthy, inclusive future for Fort Collins.” – Chris Johnson, Director of Bike Fort Collins

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