Healthy Community Planning: Methods and Tools

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • Understand the importance of infusing health into the planning process and consequent implementation decisions, to affect root causes of health.

  • Understand the similarities and differences between Health-in-All-Policies and Health Impact Assessments.

  • Learn about when and how to apply a Health-in-All Policies approach and Health Impact Assessment strategy in local planning.

More than 55% of our health is affected by social, economic and environmental conditions in our built environments (Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Both the planning and the public health sectors have a role in shaping healthy communities, with greater impact to be had by working together. Health-in-all-policies (HiAP) is an emerging approach for integrating health into planning and policy processes. Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a strategy for mitigating potential unintended health consequences, while optimizing positive health outcomes of a specific policy or project. Hear successful stories from the west and east coasts about how the two approaches are used. Presenters will engage participants in an interactive discussion to learn how and when to use health impact assessment or health in all policies approach in planning.



Leigh Ann Von Hagen , AICP , , Netcong , NJ (see bio)
Amy Pow , Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department , Tacoma , WA (see bio)
Jennifer Senick , Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , Highland Park , NJ (see bio)