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Land Use Planning (and its Relationship to Public Health)


The following PowerPoint presentation has been gathered to assist local public health agencies in learning more about the links between planning and health, as well as provide resources for LHD staff to educate others at the local level. Please download these resources and modify them to better address your local needs.

  • Planning 101. Provides local health officials a planner's perspective on how planning takes place at the local level. Developed by Marya Morris, Senior Research Associate with the American Planning Association.
Local jurisdictions working to implement Health in All Policies (HiAP) will also find this presentation useful for communicating with local planning agencies about the importance of land use planning to improve health outcomes. 

Primary Toolkit:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Secondary Toolkits:

Environmental Health in All Policies (HiAP)

Keyword Area:

Strategic Planning


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