Planning and Community Health Research Center


Local, state, and national public policy that affects our natural and built environments plays an important role in the creation of health-supportive communities.

Healthy Sustainable Food Systems Principles

The American Dietetic Association, American Nurses Association, American Planning Association, and American Public Health Association met to develop a set of shared food system principles. The following principles are a result of this meeting and have been collectively endorsed by these organizations.

Policy Guides

APA develops policy guides that represent the collective thinking of our members on vital issues facing the nation. The guides articulate specific policy positions and establish key principles for APA. The following policy guides address topics related to the intersection of planning and health:

View all of APA's adopted Policy Guides