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Healthy Communities: A Resource Guide for Delaware Municipalities


This resource guide shows how improving the walkability of a community can lead to environmental, health, and economic benefits.  The guide offers strategic tools to develop these policies and plans, provides tips for writing a funding proposal, and lists technical and funding resources.  The guide also provides examples of recreation programming to promote awareness and use of pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, showcases examples of walkable municipalities in Delaware, and highlights outcomes of UD's Healthy/Walkable Communities initiative.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit,Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit,PACE EH Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Community Design, Disability, Environmental Health, Physical Activity, Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

University of Delaware IPA/Marcia Scott





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