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American Planning Association Releases Healthy Communities Policy Guide

APA's Healthy Communities Policy Guide identifies policy ideas for local, state, and federal elected officials aimed at improving community health and quality of living through planning.


healthycommunities.pngAPA believes "healthy communities" are places where all individuals have access to healthy built, social, economic, and natural environments that give them the opportunity to live their fullest potential regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, income, age, abilities, or other socially defined circumstance.

Share this action-oriented guide with policymakers representing your community. Planning for health requires government at all levels to address determinants of chronic disease early by integrating health considerations in planning.

View the guide here.