APA's widely successful Plan4Health program will continue to promote planning for healthy communities and chronic disease prevention in 2017 with Planners4Health. By bridging APA chapters and divisions, Planners4Health offers a new approach to advancing practice at the intersection of public health and planning.
Participating APA chapters will create cross disciplinary task forces to further develop policies, partnerships, and place-based programs connecting health and planning in states and regions. The program serves both as an opportunity to disseminate lessons learned from previous Plan4Health work, and a chance to sustain the health agenda within APA.
A cornerstone of Planners4Health is a six-part curriculum series guiding members through each step of the project. Five of six sessions will be offered via webinar for CM credit. Anyone is welcome to attend the online sessions; please follow the links below to register:
Session Four: Building Coalitions and Engaging the Community (closed session for grantees at NPC)
APA is grateful for support from the Prevention Institute to develop this series. The Prevention Institute is a non-profit organization based in Oakland, CA bringing cutting-edge research, practice, and analysis to today's most pressing health and safety concerns.
Healthy Planning Online Course
You asked — we listened! This new, one hour course lays out the key facts planners and public health professionals need to know about one another's fields and the actions they can take to connect their work. Take the course yourself and share it with your colleagues, students, and peers — it's free!
Course link coming soon
- Planners4Health Overview
- A Reference Guide to Healthy Planning Resources
The Plan4Health project leverages planners' roles as collaborators and conveners to improve health outcomes. Anchored by American Planning Association (APA) chapters and American Public Health Association (APHA) affiliates, Plan4Health supports creative partnerships to build sustainable, cross-sector coalitions.
For more information about the work of Plan4Health awardees, please visit www.plan4health.us.