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From: Anna Ricklin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:28 PM
Subject: Upcoming APA workshop: Planning for Healthy Communities
I want to make you aware of an upcoming two-day workshop in Charlotte, NC
on including health in planning. The workshop will be very hands-on,
providing practical ways in which to incorporate health objectives into
planners work, led by two excellent presenters. Its a bit short notice,
but please pass this notice on to interested colleagues, particularly
those in North Carolina and surrounding states.
Planning for Healthy Communities
Charlotte, North Carolina
November 13-14, 2012
Planners' decisions have a profound impact on public health, and planning
practice offers many tools and techniques that can be used to support
public health goals. At this workshop, you'll learn how to integrate
public health issues into comprehensive plans, zoning, and Health Impact
Assessments, using models and best practices from around the country.
Interactive exercises show how to promote greater access to healthy food
and physical activity.
You'll learn about:
Promoting public health through planning
Making food part of the comprehensive plan
Fitting physical activity into community planning
Planning for respiratory health and air quality
Ensuring water quality through comprehensive plans
Collecting baseline health data and environmental audits
Using Health Impact Assessments effectively
Building relationships with public health agencies, developers,
community-based organizations, and residents
FHWA Resource Center Planning Team
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443