Plan4Health Success Stories


Learn more about the Plan4Health coalitions and their success by viewing the series’ of success stories and fact sheets below. These stories include brief summaries of the project, the challenges and solutions each coalition faces, the results of their work, and more. Success stories for the national partnership are available as well.


Bike Ajo Coalition
Ajo, AZ
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Learn how this coalition addressed barriers and promoted biking in the community as part of their efforts to increase physical activity.

Bike Ajo Coalition
Ajo, AZ
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Learn how this coalition is addressing physical inactivity by promoting biking and reducing barriers to biking within the community.

Austin: Plan4Health Pilot Program
Austin, TX
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Learn how this coalition leveraged partnerships and developed a Smart Trips program and a comprehensive neighbohood food plan.

Austin: Plan4Health Pilot Program
Austin, TX
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Learn how this coalition is engaging partners and developing programs to address barriers to physical activity and healthy foods.

Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition
Baltimore, MD
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Learn how this coalition has increased opportunities for active transportation by improving the built environment.

 

Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition
Baltimore, MD
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Learn how this coalition is conducting walkability and bikability audits and making improvements to the trail network to increase connectivity.

B-Well Bensenville Coalition
Bensenville, IL
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Learn how this coalition developed an Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets policy to ensure that all residents can travel safely.

B-Well Bensenville Coalition
Bensenville, IL
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Learn how this coalition is addressing physical inactivity through the creation of an Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets policy.

Idaho Plan4Health Coalition
Boise, ID
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Learn how this coalition has used data and leveraged partnerships to address the needs of the community and improve food access.

Idaho Plan4Health Coalition
Boise, ID
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Learn how this coalition is gathering data and leveraging partnerships to better understand the community’s needs around food access.

Healthy Savannah, Inc.
Chatham County, GA
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Learn how this coalition has launched a mobile market and used key partnerships to improve the availability of healthy food options.

Healthy Savannah, Inc.
Chatham County, GA
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Learn how this coalition is using community data to better understand the local environment so that they can improve access to healthy foods.

DE HEAL Coalition
City of Dover / Kent Co., DE
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Learn how this coalition implemented charrettes to inform the planning process and guide updates to their comprehensive plan.

DE HEAL Coalition
City of Dover / Kent Co., DE
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Learn how this coalition will use community feedback and data to guide comprehensive plan updates to improve the physical environment.

Healthy Communities
Columbus, IN
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Learn Learn how this coalition has leveraged partnerships and created tools to improve bike and pedestrian friendliness in the community.

Healthy Communities
Columbus, IN
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Learn how this coalition is improving pedestrian access by analyzing key intersections and design options and educating the community.

CPH-Chronic Dis. Advisory Board
Columbus, OH
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Learn how this coalition implemented Safe Routes to School strategies and have worked with businesses to institute bike-friendly policies.

CPH-Chronic Dis.Advisory Board
Columbus, OH
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Learn how this coalition is working with local businesses and creating safer environments for kids traveling to and from school.

Capital Region Healthy Communities
Dane County, WI
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Learn how this coalition developed the Active Living Index to better understand local conditions and used data to inform future decisions.

Capital Region Healthy Communities
Dane County, WI
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Learn about this coalition’s efforts to develop an Active Living Index as a comprehensive data tool to better understand the local environment.

Healthy Communities Coalition
Eagle County, CO
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earn how this  coalition developed and leveraged partnerships to connect stakeholders around healthy community planning.

Healthy Communities Coalition
Eagle County, CO
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Learn how this coalition is conducting a policy scan of comprehensive plans to better inform future recommendations to improve health.

EHHD CHART
Eastern Highlands, CT
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Learn how this coalition developed a toolkit that empowers users to be more physically active and to engage in the decision making process.

EHHD CHART
Eastern Highlands, CT
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Learn how this coalition is helping residents understand planning and zoning and facilitating opportunities for physical activity.

Coalition for Healthy Communities
Exurban Louisville, KY
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Learn how this coalition launched county walking challenges and leveraged partnerships to promote physical activity in the community.

Coalition for Healthy Communities
Exurban Louisville, KY
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Learn how this coalition is working with community gardens and leveraging shared-use agreements to improve community health.

Healthy Communities Coalition
Greater Helena, MT
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Learn how this coalition is using data to help inform and develop an Active Wayfinding System to increase accessibility in their community.

Healthy Communities Coalition
Greater Helena, MT
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Learn how this coalition is developing an Active Wayfinding System and aligning city and county plans to create a healthier community.

Healthy by Design
Indianapolis, IN
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Learn how this coaltiion developed a comprehensive pedestrian plan and their efforts to raise awareness and implement the plan.

Health by Design
Indianapolis, IN
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Learn how this coalition is leveraging partnerships and incorporating research and local data to develop a master pedestrian plan.

Jackson Co. Healthy Communities
Jackson County, IL
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Learn how this rural coalition has taken a comprehensive approach to improving health for all residents of their community.

Jackson Co. Healthy Communities
Jackson County, IL
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Learn how this rural coalition is coordinating existing work and developing new programs and community plans.

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Kane County, IL
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Learn about this coalition’s food hub feasibility study their use of farmers markets and mobile food demonstrations to reach their community.

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Kane County, IL
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Learn about this coalition’s Leader’s Summit and their progress in developing a food hub feasibility study and how those results will benefit the community.

Kenton County P4H Coalition
Kenton County, KY
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Learn how this coalition has improved access to healthy foods through a healthy corner store program that included feedback from the community and consumers.

Kenton County P4H Coalition
Kenton County, KY
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Learn how this coalition is using data to assess retail food outlets to better understand community needs and how to improve access to healthy foods for residents.

Live Well Kingston
Kingston, NY
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Learn how this coalition used focus teams to implement a wide array of strategies focused on creating a healthier community.

Live Well Kingston
Kingston, NY
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Learn how this coalition is including a range of perspectives to develop and implement strategies to build a healthier community.

Plan4Health Lake County
Lake County, OH
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Learn how this coalition is working with target communities to improve physical activity through sidewalk connectivity, trails and more.

Plan4Health Lake County
Lake County, OH
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Learn how this coalition is helping target communities develop and implement Community Health Action Plans and establish best practices.

Planning Healthy Iowa Communities
Linn County, IA
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Learn how this coalition developed a food pantry training manual and more about their efforts to design Active Living Design Standards.

Planning Healthy Iowa Communities
Linn County, IA
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Learn how this coalition is developing partnerships and working creating standards for active living and biophilic design.

Centralina Healthy Solutions
Mecklenburg, NC
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Learn how this coalition is empowering residents to overcome barriers to physical activity as part of their efforts to create a healthier community.

Centralina Healthy Solutions
Mecklenburg, NC
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Learn how this coalition is working with the community to understand their needs and facilitate and increase opportunities for physical activity.

ICCHI Coalition
Metro Boston, MA
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Learn how this coalition established a corner store association and is piloting a healthy checkout to improve healthy food access.

ICCHI Coalition
Metro Boston, MA
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Learn how this coalition working with food retail outlets to increase collaboration and improve healthy food options throughout the region.

Coalition to Increase Food Security
Mount Hope, RI
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Learn how this coalition has used the development of a community garden to bring people together and increase access to healthy food.

Coalition to Increase Food Security
Mount Hope, RI
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Learn how this coalition is evaluating current resources and developing new food sources and outlets to improve access to healthy food.

Plan4Health Nashua
Nashua, NH
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Learn how this coalition used community data to inform the development of a comprehensive Complete Streets Guide.

Plan4Health Nashua
Nashua, NH
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Learn about this coalition’s mapping and data analysis activities that are helping inform a new set of Complete Streets guidelines.

Active Transportation COI
Pierce County, WA
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Learn how this coalition is working with communities on a variety of active transportation initiatives, including Safe Routes to School.

Active Transportation COI
Pierce County, WA
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Learn how this coalition is empowering the community and working with partners to improve access to safe, healthy and affordable active transportation options.

Design 4 Active Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
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Learn how this coalition has engaged stakeholders and encouraged collaboration to address and improve physical activity.

Design 4 Active Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
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Learn how this coalition is engaging partners to ensure that health is a consideration in future policy recommendations and strategies.

Health in Planning Coalition
Shawano & Menominee, WI
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Learn how this coalition has surveyed the community to obtain data to help inform future decisions for improvements to the food system.

 

Health in Planning Coalition
Shawano & Menominee, WI
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Learn how this coalition is using data to identify barriers to healthy diets to improve the local food system and inform future decisions.

HEAL Active Living Workgoup
St. Louis, MO
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Learn how this coalition conducted walk audits, traffic calming demonstrations and created a lending library to show how spaces can be made safe for pedestrians.

HEAL Active Living Workgroup
St. Louis, MO
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Learn about this coalition’s pop-up traffic calming demonstrations and lending library of materials so that others can learn from, and replicate, their work.

Plan4Health Summit County
Summit County, OH
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Learn how this coalition implemented Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and partnered with corner stores  and expanded community gardens.

Plan4Health Summit County
Summit County, OH
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Learn how this coalition s strengthening partnerships and connecting with the community to promote a holistic approach to health.

Plan4Health Tarrant County
Tarrant County, TX
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Learn how this coalition has partnered with local corner stores and is setting up healthy food carts and mobile markets to increase access to healthy foods.

Plan4Health Tarrant County
Tarrant County, TX
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Learn how this coalition is increasing the availability of healthy food through a pilot program for food carts, mobile markets, and a healthy corner stores program.

Thomas County Coalition
Thomas County, KS
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Learn how this coalition has established community gardens, passed a Complete Streets resolution and more to create a healthier community.

Thomas County Coalition
Thomas County, KS
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Learn how this coalition is assessing food environments, creating school gardens, and implementing a Complete Streets policy to simplify making healthy choices.

Trenton Healthy Communities
Trenton, NJ
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Learn how this coalition developed a Health and Food System Element for the city’s Master Plan that can be use as a model throughout the state.

Trenton Healthy Communities
Trenton, NJ
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Learn how this coalition is engaging local decision-makers and working to create a replicable Health and Food System Element for the city’s Master Plan.

Pathways to Health
Tulsa, OK
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Learn how this coalition has explored shared use agreements to improve access to physical activity and about their work to establish a Food Forest.

Pathways to Health
Tulsa, OK
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Learn how this coalition is mapping assets to identify opportunities for shared use and is working to establish a Food Forest to increase access to healthy food.

Umatilla County P4H Initiative
Umatilla County, OR
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Learn how this coalition has worked to obtain members and how they held a workshop to generate ideas on how to increase physical activity and access to healthy foods.

Umatilla County P4H Initiative
Umatilla County, OR
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Learn how this coalition is conducting a community needs and readiness assessment to better understand the community and inform future strategies.

Plan4Health National Partnership
National
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earn more about the Plan4Health project and how APA and APHA supports coalition efforts and about the revived Healthy Communities Interest Group.

Plan4Health National Partnership
National 
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Learn more about the Plan4Health project and how APA and APHA support the efforts of the 35 coalitions involved and works to raise awareness through a shared communications plan.

Plan4Health National Partnership
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Learn more about the Plan4Health project and how APA and APHA support the efforts of the 18 coalitions in cohort one.