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Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Comm


Authored by Change Lab Solutions, this guide "Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State, and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities" is designed to aid public health advocates as they work with different sectors of government to improve health outcomes. It specifically hones in on topics like business permitting, public utilities, public works, soil quality, and water quality. It outlines specific steps that can be taken at different levels of government from local to federal. For local health departments exploring a health in all policies strategy, this document is especially useful for identifying steps that can be taken by different sectors and for ensuring that environmental health is promoted in addition to efforts to combat obesity.

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Health Policy, Land Use, Obesity, Zoning


Institutional Author:

Public Health Law & Policy




Five most recent user comments

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Anonymous
Very accessible document, with bulleted list of to do's for public health advocates for every sector.

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