August 16, 2016 5:24 PMCategory: Health Equity

Sacramento Regional Meeting Recap

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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. Here, attendees had opportunities to meet and learn from one another as well as many guest speakers, share experiences and get out in the community to see the impact of […]

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August 3, 2016 1:40 PMCategory: Health Equity

Why did a public health guy go to a green charrette?

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This post was originally featured on the Build Healthy Places Network blog – see it here. July 14, 2016 | Daniel Lau, Manager of Strategic Engagement 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. […]

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March 18, 2016 1:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Shared Use of Community Resources

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Shared use is a strategy that leverages existing community areas for use as recreation spaces for the whole community. By allowing the broader public to have access to resources such as schoolyards, the entire community has increased opportunities for physical activity. Community Commons discusses the potential of shared use in Fair Play: Advancing Health Equity Through Shared […]

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December 3, 2015 2:43 PMCategory: Nutrition

The Role of Public Markets in Community Building

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This entry is reposted from the APA Sustaining Places blog. To read more from APA, click here. Since 2007, the American Planning Association has designated 245 Great Places in America. As a part of the Great Places program, APA has often recognized public markets, old and new, for adding vibrancy, character, and functionality to communities across […]

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