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Planning, Public Health, and Physical Activity

PAS Essential Info Packet 14

By American Planning Association

How can planning be used to encourage a physically active community? How can public health goals be incorporated in comprehensive plans? If you are pondering these questions, this PAS Essential Info Packet is for you.

Published by APA Planning Advisory Service , 2009

Format: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 978-1-611900-93-4

Quick order code: IP14

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How can planning be used to encourage a physically active community? How can public health goals be incorporated in comprehensive plans? If you are looking for answers to these questions, this PAS Essential Info Packet is for you.

The packet begins with a selection of articles and reports establishing the connection of urban design and the built environment to physical activity and health. It provides guidance on how to collaborate with local public health officials and involve them in community planning processes. Assessment checklists, action strategies, case studies, model ordinances, sample plan language, and online resources will give you the tools you need to ensure that your community is planned and built to promote good health and physical activity for all residents.

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