March 4, 2016 7:00 AMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Improve Your Community’s Health with Help from Experts at the 2016 APA Conference

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Lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, and tobacco use are major contributing factors to the chronic disease crisis the U.S. faces. Want to learn more about how planning can help solve these problems? Join APA in Phoenix for the 2016 National Planning Conference and attend the Partnering4Health: Improving Community Health Discussion session. This session outlines the […]

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February 22, 2016 12:00 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Plan4Health Touches Down in Phoenix

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This post was originally published on APA’s National Planning Conference News Blog on February 19, 2016.   Interested in learning more about the intersection of planning and public health? Join APA in Phoenix for the 2016 National Planning Conference and attend one of the sessions highlighting Plan4Health. Explore the Saturday Deep Dive workshop or check out […]

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February 18, 2016 3:35 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Next City: Planning and Public Health

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A recent article in Next City highlights the growing effort to reconnect public health and urban planning. Anna Ricklin, manager of the American Planning Association’s Planning and Community Health Center, discusses Plan4Health as an example of the effort to break down silos between planning and public health, and also highlights the work in Dubuque, Iowa, to […]

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July 20, 2015 7:38 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

An Emerging Planner’s Perspective on HIAs: Part One

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This marks my sixth week since beginning a summer internship at the American Planning Association with the Planning and Community Health (PCH) Center in Washington, D.C. Within these last five weeks I’ve been exposed to a whirlwind of information, events, conference calls, and meetings. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to come to “work” […]

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