Healthy Community Design

NACCHO’s Health Community Design Team aims to strengthen the capacity of local health departments to be involved in decision-making processes and otherwise extend their role in issues related to the built environment, such as land use planning and community design, with the goal of improving community health outcomes. The program sets about achieving these aims by providing needed resources, technical assistance, and capacity building opportunities to local health departments.

NACCHO’s Healthy Community Design Portfolio involves work with local health departments on Health Impact Assessment, Health in All Policies Initiatives, Health Impact Assessment Community of Practice, and Brownfields.

NOTE: Resources previously found on the Land Use Planning/Community Design webpage can be found in NACCHO’s Toolbox.

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The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity

This new toolkit from NACCHO and Trust for Public Land will assist LHDs using interventions incorporating arts and parks to improve health & equity.

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The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity

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Health in All Policies

Health in all Policies (HiAP) is a change in the systems that determine how decisions are made.

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Health in All Policies

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Health Impact Assessment

NACCHO Program designed to help LHDs assess their impact on public health.

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Health Impact Assessment

The following resources have been created by the NACCHO team to help your Local Health Department practice healthy community design.

The following policy statements demonstrate NACCHO's support for healthy community design at the national level.

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