July 27, 2017 10:54 AMCategory: Health Equity

Sustainable Neighborhoods – Off the Grid?

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Living off the grid has some positives (fresh air, solitude, unspoiled nature!) and some negatives (no people, no Amazon delivery, no indoor plumbing). But, what if living off the grid meant we could build sustainable communities that provided everything we needed? Sound like science fiction? We’re closer than you think. According to a report by […]

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March 16, 2017 9:00 AMCategory: Health Equity

Infinite Earth Radio Podcast features Plan4Health

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  Plan4Health was recently featured on the Infinite Earth Radio podcast- listen to the episode here! The Infinite Earth Radio podcast is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo in association with the Local Government Commission. Infinite Earth Radio is committed to spreading ideas that lift up and revitalize marginalized neighborhoods and build great 21st century […]

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September 15, 2016 6:55 PMCategory: Health Equity, Nutrition, Physical Activity

Resource Roundup

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Here are a few resources with tools and tips on building healthy communities. Check out the full list of partner resources on the Plan4Health website. Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide: This resource guide is a compilation of tools, frameworks, and processes that outline a systems approach to social issues. The guide can be used by social sector […]

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December 8, 2015 9:20 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Planning for the Future: Sustainability

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Understanding the importance of sustainability and preparing to carry a project forward are important factors that should be considered from the beginning of a project. The CDC defines sustainability as a community’s ongoing capacity and resolve to work together to establish, advance, and maintain effective strategies that continuously improve health and quality of life for all. It’s […]

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September 3, 2015 8:13 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Demonstrating the Value of Sustainable Landscapes

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Reposted from the APA Sustaining Places Blog, originally written by Heather Whitlow of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Note: To learn more about the Landscape Performance Series, join the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the American Planning Association’s Plan4Health community for a webinar and discussion on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12 noon-1 p.m. ET. Register here! A Resource for Measuring […]

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August 25, 2015 4:07 PMCategory: Nutrition

Grantee Spotlight: Healthy Savannah

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The Plan4Health program kicked off its site visit season by spending time with the Healthy Savannah coalition in Savannah, Georgia.  Founded in 2007, Healthy Savannah “is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live.” With more than 100 organizations involved in the coalition, it’s easy to see why Healthy Savannah is a local leader and the […]

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