June 20, 2017 5:51 PMCategory: Health Equity

Embracing the Call to Action for Healthy Communities in New York

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This blog post was originally published here on www.planning.org.  The final year of APA’s Plan4Health project is wrapping up — but it doesn’t mean the work is winding down. Groups around the country are convening in cross-sector roundtables big and small to better understand how planners can work together to make health a priority in their […]

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April 6, 2017 1:19 PMCategory: Health Equity

What We Measure Matters for Healthy Communities

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This was originally posted here on APA’s blog. In creating healthy communities, what we measure matters. The data we use, metrics we measure with, and methodologies we employ are key components in the effort to build healthy, vibrant communities. On March 8, planners and public health professionals came together to discuss the importance of measurement […]

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February 13, 2017 2:01 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planners4Health Session One: Assessing the Healthy Communities Landscape

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On Wednesday, February 8th, close to 300 people participated in the first webinar in the Planners4Health Curriculum series. The session focused on the healthy communities movement, including approaches to evaluating the political, social, and economic landscape of the healthy communities movement. The panelists, from Prevention Institute, the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and the […]

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January 25, 2017 6:07 PMCategory: Health Equity

APA News Release: Building Local Capacity to Connect Planning and Public Health

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See original news release on the APA website. 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. The initiative will focus on greater coordination between planners and public health professionals at the state level. The six-month initiative […]

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