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Healthier Communities Through Redevelopment


This guide provides an overview of the framework, tools, and general practices of redevelopment, showing how redevelopment projects can help improve residents' health while strengthening the local economy. By partnering with local redevelopment agencies, public health advocates and other community leaders can help incorporate better nutrition and active living into plans for revitalizing blighted neighborhoods.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Chronic Disease, Community Assessment, Community Design, Land Use, Obesity


Institutional Author:

Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP)




The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.