Building Healthy Communities through Cross-Sector Partnerships

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT

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You'll learn about: How to develop successful cross-sector partnerships for building healthy communities; How to review a land development proposal from a health perspective; Tools that inform where to target improvements in policy, system and environmental change for active living and healthy  eating. Effective collaboration is necessary to meet planning and public health goals for building healthy communities. Three varied examples of cross-sector collaboration include: The County of San Luis Obispo's 'Healthy Communities Working Group' that has referral agency status and provides comments on land development applications and policy documents from a health lens. The cross-sector group includes land use and  transportation planners, health care officials, planning commissioner, Planning and Agriculture professors, and community health activists. Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership (FCHIP) embarked on a collaborative effort to build a map-based Health Priority Index that displays the areas in the county most in need of healthy communities improvements including active transportation, recreation space and food access. Cal Poly's City and Regional Planning Department offers ways in which students and staff have collaborated with Planning Agencies and community groups in support of promoting healthy community programs, policies and projects.  


Chuck Stevenson, AICP

Chuck retired as Division Manager for Long Range Planning for the County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department in 2103. His staff of seventeen prepared General Plan documents, special studies, resource management reports, energy efficiency programs, and obtained grants, and implemented programs for ten towns, villages and rural area. He ... Read More

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