Each month, we offer a digest of health-related blog posts from APA's Plan4Health program. Plan4Health connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health.
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August 30, 2016
Walk audits are an excellent tool to critically evaluate the safety, comfort, and aesthetics of a street’s walkable landscape.
August 25, 2016
Urban parks are dynamic institutions that play a vital role in the social, economic, and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents.
August 24, 2016
APA will use third-year funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Planners4Health — an offshoot of the Plan4Health project that will concentrate on education, capacity building, and planning for healthy communities within APA chapters.
August 23, 2016
Education, as with other social determinants of health, plays a major role in a person’s overall health and well-being.
August 18, 2016
Food systems planning is becoming an increasingly important topic in our communities.
August 16, 2016
This past week Plan4Health coalitions from around the country came together in Sacramento to participate in a multi-faceted meeting over the course of three days.
August 11, 2016
The Jackson County Healthy Communities Coalition is proud to announce that the farmers’ market in Carbondale was named the third best farmers market in the Midwest in a AAA summer travel guide.
August 9, 2016
National Farmers Market Week is a time to recognize and celebrate our local farmers markets and the important role they play in the health and well-being of communities throughout the nation.
August 4, 2016
MAPC’s Public Health Department has been conducting Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) for the past five years.
August 3, 2016
As a public health guy working towards health equity, my career has been a continuous journey of peeling back layers to identify the root causes of disparate health outcomes.
August 2, 2016
Each month we’ll highlight a few news stories from around the nation related to nutrition, physical activity, and chronic disease.