Healthy Neighborhoods

Tools for Healthy Neighborhoods

Evidence shows that where we live plays a key role in our health. Housing, workplaces, street design, and transportation all influence prominent health factors such as safety, physical activity, access to healthy food, community engagement, and affordable living. We have the tools to connect the dots between neighborhood resources and to help communities achieve their policy goals.

What's New

Shared Use Playbook

Shared Use Playbook

The Shared Use Playbook is for public health advocates, community leaders, and local government officials who want to learn more about implementing shared use agreements. This new Playbook compiles many of our tools and resources for formalizing shared use agreements into one comprehensive guide.

The Health & Housing Starter Kit

The Health & Housing Starter Kit

The Health & Housing Starter Kit helps local institutions take their first steps toward creating bold and innovative health and housing initiatives. It includes case studies for 3 institutions that have been working on health and housing initiatives for over 10 years: the Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, the Denver Public Housing Authority in Colorado, and the Alameda County Public Health Department in California. The starter kit also includes Building Blocks, which explore a range of strategies based on the work of our case study sites.

Complete Parks

Complete Parks

Complete Parks : No matter where you live, there should be an appealing park nearby. A Complete Parks system ensures that all people can enjoy a great local park. As common venues for sports games, farmers markets, and festivals, parks are important places to gather, exercise, and relax, whether to socialize or to have time for ourselves. Parks enhance communities, promoting health and relationships. The Complete Parks approach is a way to make the benefits of parks available for everyone in your neighborhood, town, city, or county.