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Active Design: Guide for Community Groups


The guide provides ideas and information about resources available to community groups in NYC to help make their communities healthy – places where people can be physically active, have access to healthy foods and beverages and be socially engaged. 

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit,Healthy Communities,Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Community Assessment, Community Design, Obesity, Physical Activity, Planning, Policies


Institutional Author:

The Built Environment and Healthy Housing of the New York City Health Department




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.