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Public Health and Community Design Cross-Sectoral Workforce Development


The Expert Panel on Public Health and Community Design Cross-Sectoral Workforce Development, supported by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the CDC, was convened in Atlanta, GA on September 24-25, 2012 by Faculty in the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Panel represents a first step in bringing together experts from various organizations, disciplines, and specialties across the academy and practice to determine the process for how to best build a 21st century workforce capable of planning, designing, building, and maintaining healthy communities across a number of community environments. These are goals highlighted in the National Prevention Strategy and in the Built Environment and Public Health Curriculum.

Local jurisdictions can also use this document to learn about  important aspects of HiAP impact, such as community planning and design, on public health.

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Secondary Toolkits:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Design, Environmental Health, Planning


Institutional Author:

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center/Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development




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