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Designing Healthy Communities: Raising Healthy Kids


This APHA toolkit is designed to assess the current status of the built environment, determine its impact on pediatric health, and identify areas to be improved.  It includes a Pop Quiz: A Tool for Assessing Your Community's Built Environment, Tips for Planning a Town Hall Meeting, Sample Letters, Scripts, and News Releases, Fact Sheets and Customizable Fact Sheets.  Also visit www.apha.org

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Child, Community Design, Disability, Strategic Planning


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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.