January 2017

Planners4Health: A new approach to advancing practice at the intersection of planning and public health

APA’s widely successful Plan4Health program will continue to promote planning for healthy communities and chronic disease prevention in 2017 with Planners4Health.  Planners4Health offers a...  Read more »
July 31, 2017

Plan4Health connects people to nutrition, recreation in rural Oregon

Good public health comes about through good planning, a lesson community members in Umatilla County, Oregon, have taken to heart with an initiative that combines both outlooks.  Read more »
July 11, 2017

Making Americans Healthy in Every Hometown

Do your neighborhood, housing, transportation options, and other social factors make a difference when it comes to your health? Yes, they very well can.  Read more »
June 17, 2017

‘Something has to be done’: Pop-up traffic calming held along Cherry Street

Jeremy Snow said he was doing an inventory of all the traffic cones, tires, plants and other objects lining East Cherry Street Friday night when a large green truck swerved within a couple of...  Read more »
April 14, 2017

Advocates push for 35-mile trail loop in Baltimore

In 1904, the renowned landscape architects of the Olmsted family — who helped design New York’s Central Park — drew up plans to connect Baltimore’s signature parks and help city...  Read more »
April 5, 2017

Low-income areas gain healthy food options

The Institute of Urban Studies and Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration concluded a yearlong report over Plan4Health Tarrant County project — a project that aims to increase healthy food...  Read more »
March 27, 2017

What do you want to see on East Exchange Street? Akronites play games to envision changes

AKRON, Ohio – On a transformed East Exchange Street, what would you like to see? More crosswalks? Green space and median strips? Bike lanes? Akronites used interactive games to give their...  Read more »
March 8, 2017

Coalition seeks to create Baltimore trail network

One coalition in the city hopes to make one big backyard for Baltimore.  No one pays Grace Thornton, Wilbur Hicks and their crew to pick up trash after their daily six-mile walk. They said that...  Read more »
February 1, 2017

Speed humps being installed on some St. Louis streets

Speed humps are being installed in one north St. Louis ward to slow down drivers. The installation is taking place after Ward 27 Alderman Chris Carter identified 11 spots in his ward where...  Read more »
January 25, 2017

Building Local Capacity to Connect Planning and Public Health

The American Planning Association (APA) is providing $1.5 million in funding to 28 of its chapters through the Planners4Health initiative to continue to create stronger, healthier communities....  Read more »
January 15, 2017

Larry Mitchell and Joani Dotson: We can make Tulsa safer and healthier with a well planned bicycle and pedestrian program

Mayor G.T. Bynum wants Tulsa to become a world-class city. One part of being a world-class city is having a friendly and safe environment for people who ride bicycles and walk.  Read more »
January 4, 2017

Call for Applications: Culture of Health Leaders

Culture of Health Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.  Applications are...  Read more »
December 14, 2016

Delaware Journal of Public Health – December 2016

The December 2016 issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health includes a special feature: When Planning Meets Health: Delaware’s Plan4Health Grant Fosters a Healthy Delaware (page 20).  Read more »
November 30, 2016

Dunbar High artists paint community mural to promote healthy living

Sixteen-year-old Jose Jimenez is painting with an ulterior motive: He wants people who walk or drive by Ramey Market to enjoy his artwork and then — wait for it— crave a carrot.  Read more »
November 30, 2016

Art Students Creating Mural in Fort Worth Neighborhood

A school service project is bringing new life to a historic Fort Worth neighborhood on Wednesday. Students from Dunbar High School are leaving their legacy with a painted mural, adding some...  Read more »
November 12, 2016

Webster Students Install Edible Food Forest at Challenger 7 Park

Webster High school students and other volunteers spent Saturday installing an edible food forest at Challenger 7 Park.  The Tulsa health department says this project is going to help the...  Read more »
November 7, 2016

Urban Planning: How a City Gets Healthy

A year ago Kelly Dearman was fed up with her commute. Every day the married mother of two would make the nearly three-mile drive from her home in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood to her...  Read more »
September 29, 2016

UA collaborates to Bring Bikes to Ajo

The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Mexican American Studies are working with community partners to create a bicycle program in Ajo, Arizona.      Read more »