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  • » An Emerging Planner’s Perspective on HIAs: Part Two
    County and City Health Officials NACCHO and APA collaborated to produce a free Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments course where you can learn how to administer HIAs and use as a future resource NACCHO also has an extensive toolbox of health materials and projects The Plan4Health community held a webinar on Health Impact Assessments July 20 The session featured work from the American Planning Association s partnership with The Pew Charitable Trust s Health Impact Project as well as examples of HIAs conducted in community settings Participants learned about the state of HIAs in planning engaged with members from three Plan4Health coalitions Health by Design in Indianapolis Indiana the Inner Core Community Health Improvement Coalition in Metro Boston and the Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board in Columbus Ohio Image Photo by Pixabay user Darko Stojanovic Tags APA City Planning community equity HIA Human Impact Partners NACCHO public health News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but

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  • » HIA
    Johnson Foundation The PEW Charitable Trusts News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was

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  • » Human Impact Partners
    in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY Hosts Food Summit The Eat Healthy NKY Food Summit will offer food for thought quite

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  • » An Emerging Planner’s Perspective on HIAs: Part One
    importance of effective community engagement as part of the planning and policy processes For clarity purposes the CDC Health Equity Guide states that Health equity means that every person has an opportunity to achieve optimal health regardless of the color of their skin level of education gender identity sexual orientation the job they have the neighborhood they live in and whether or not they have a disability p 2 Throughout most of the sessions how to effectively include equity as a component in HIAs and achieve equity in plans and policies was continuously reinforced Relevant breakout sessions I attended among the many that discussed equity were The Participatory Planning Process in HIAs HIA and Comprehensive Planning in Rural Settings and Building HIA Capacity in the Southeast Standing among so many professionals from various sectors I was deeply moved by the belief that equity should always be part of the public health and planning processes and ingrained in the policies that govern these fields Equity is about making sure that throughout the planning process not just the engagement piece but the entire start to finish those directly affected by the plan are in the driver s seat as so eloquently put by Lead Organizer of ISAIAH Phyllis Hill It was a refreshing reminder to hear from the diverse and dedicated speakers that we should always be striving to effectively engage within our communities that will be affected by the plans and policies produced Community engagement is not simply hosting a public meeting counting the attendees and checking it off as done We all were left reinvigorated to continue our work with more passion and a greater commitment to equity and though we may be in different sectors are all still committed to the belief that zip codes should never determine a person s health At the conference I was able to meet with many of the key partners working with APA to propel the Health in all Policies movement forward Senior Associate Ruth Lindberg of The PEW Charitable Trusts met with the PCH staff to discuss the summary report of HIAs that will be released this fall Many coalition members of Plan4Health were present throughout the various breakout sessions as well as authors of the various HIAs that APA is researching Besides planners sessions were filled with leaders from public health environmental agencies sustainability departments as well as an array of epidemiologists policy writers and analysts elected officials from local state and federal levels community organizers and nonprofit leaders all showing their commitment to working across sectors for greater health equity for all In closing wise words were spoken by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Program Officer Pamela Russo Multiple sectors need to work together to make health and well being a national priority Rebecca Morley Director of Health Impact Project reminded us of the importance of engagement empowerment and equity and that we all need to be doing more to support community driven HIAs rather than just community engaged HIAs

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  • » intern
    below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY Hosts Food Summit The Eat

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  • » Combating Food Deserts: Creating Healthier Communities through Planning
    Land of Plenty highlights a nutritional disparity in America that can be traced back to food deserts an issue that is chiefly one of accessibility availability and affordability Planning can help to close the gap and reduce health disparities by helping to increase access to environments with healthy and nutritious foods Whether it s allocating space for a weekly farmers market in a food desert or low income community or working within existing infrastructure to bring nutritious food items into entrenched convenience store networks it is clear that planning plays an integral role in creating healthier and more equitable communities Images Image from Pixabay Tags accessibility food food deserts food waste nutrition plan4health USDA waste News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a

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  • » Support for Community Health Programs — Call to Action!
    t have Plan4Health support how would that impact your work What are some early successes you could share Please take action and consider sending a letter to your members of Congress to save funding for community health programs And remember to include those Tweet size successful moments when you send your letters Don t forget to check out a few of the resources that APA has developed to make sure you are able to connect with your local and federal leaders APA s upcoming Policy and Advocacy Conference is another great way to stay engaged with the issues that impact our work our lives and our communities Image from Pixabay Tags coalitions collaboration community Congress education News and Events Peer Learning Network Spotlight The Peer Learning Network PLN is a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned Check out the video below to hear from Kim Irwin of Health by Design in Indianapolis IN and visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze

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  • » coalitions
    visit the PLN and watch their mini webinar More Recognize National Health Observances with Partnering4Health Partnering4Health is focusing communication efforts on select National Health Observances each month Every Kid Healthy Week is April 25 29 Check out the grab and go packet for information resources and to learn more More Funding Opportunities Please visit the new Funding Opportunities page in the Plan4Health resource library for a selection of opportunities that may be of interest This page will be updated as opportunities are identified and become available More APA President Carol Rhea How We Can Create a Healthy Built Environment Your health is impacted not only by your lifestyle behaviors but also very much by the built environment the community in which you live More Survey Shows 79 Want to Bike More Often in Ajo Several diverse organizations revolving around bicycling gathered in Ajo recently analyze a survey of area cyclists and community members that was completed last month and to brainstorm with local cycling enthusiasts to explore possibilities in promoting wellness and bicycling for transportation and recreation More Eat Healthy NKY Hosts Food Summit The Eat Healthy NKY Food Summit will offer food for thought quite literally as guests will

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