In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Planning and Community Health Center is creating a set of guidelines to incorporate health into the Conceptual Review process for development projects.
The Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook A Tool for Planners, Parks and Recreational Professionals, and Health Practitioners is quick guide for incorporating public health considerations in the development and improvement of a park or trail. This tool can help start collaborative discussions about the health benefits of parks and trails and prepare for a health impact assessment (HIA).
Healthy food financing initiatives attract investment in underserved communities by providing criticalloan and grant financing. These resources help healthy food retailers overcome the higher initial barriersto entry into underserved, low-income urban and rural communities, and support renovation andexpansion of existing stores so they can provide the healthy foods that communities want and need.This toolkit developed by American Heart Association on healthy food financing includes a comprehensive guide, fact sheets, promotional materials and more.
A community food council examines how the local food system operates, and provides policy recommendations to improve that system. A food council is often made up of a diverse group of stakeholders for the purpose of improving the food environment within a particular community.Creating a food council through resolution is a powerful tool that a local government can utilize to interact with the community in policymaking and seek guidance on complex issues. Food councils are becoming more commonly used and have proven to be an effective process for implementing and executing state and local food policies. The resources included in this guide provide direction to local communities seeking to create and implement food councils and increase access to healthy, affordable food.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions to increase availability of healthier foods and beverages in schools. This finding is based on evidence that they reduce or maintain the rate of obesity or overweight.
The Community Preventive Services Task Force finds insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions to increase water access in schools. Evidence is considered insufficient because there were too few studies.
Obesity and chronic diseases are public health concerns that can be addressed by increasing access to healthy food outlets. Farmers markets are a potential strategy to increase access to nutrient dense foods in communities. This webinar will define farmers markets in the context of public health, discuss how to conduct a farmers market audit, and explore findings and recommend strategies for farmers markets to serve as a food outlet that increases healthy food access.
Good and Cheap is a cookbook by Leanne Brown for people with very tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits. The PDF is free and has been downloaded more than 900,000 times.
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities.Topics covered include community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and others. There are 46 Chapters that offer practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills as well as 16 toolkits which offer short outlines for key tasks.
“Step into Nature” is more than a summary of best practices and implementation recommendations; the guide is a call to action for public health professionals, urban planners, architects, developers, and residents to design healthier cities.
Research suggests changing the retail environment can help prevent chronic disease. Stores that make the healthy choice the easy choice—by reducing tobacco marketing, stocking nutritious items, and not selling alcohol near schools, for instance—can actually improve community health.
The ability to understand the well-being of populations helps community leaders and population health stakeholders gauge prosperity and progress and can shine light onwhere investments can be made to improve and transform environments to foster high well-being. High well-being communities have citizens who are thriving across manyaspects of their lives, who are optimistic about their future, and collectively who are more productive, perform better, and have better health and lower healthcare costs.This special report, a collaboration between Gallup, Healthways and Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization and Aptus Health, presents insights gathered through the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®.
The Gallup-Healthways State of Global Well-Being 2014 Country Well-Being Rankings report provides an overview of global citizens’ well-being as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index. In 2014, our research includes more than 146,000 surveys in 145 countries and areas, and captures how people feel about and experience their daily lives. Our research shows that people with higher well-being have higher productivity, lower healthcare costs, are more resilient in the face of challenges and are more likely to contribute to the success of their organizations and communities.
Here are a bunch of words. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. Our aim is to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. During the summer of 2007, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson launched the Healthy Savannah Initiative, with the aim of making Savannah a healthier place to live. Healthy Ashville is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live.