Introduction to the Healthy General Plan

Introduction to the Healthy General Plan

A webinar about creating healthy general plans

This webinar offers an introduction to the steps for creating a healthy general plan – a key policy tool guiding land use, transportation, housing, and other community development decisions. We’ll walk through each step, from building relationships and assessing existing conditions to creating and ultimately implementing policy language. Learn about the evidence, the tools, and the strategies for planning for healthy places using examples from Kern County in California’s Central Valley, as well as best practices from communities around the country.


  • Heather Wooten, MCP, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Lisa Chen, MCP, MPH, ChangeLab Solutions
  • Avtar Nijjer-Sidhu, PhD, RD, Kern County Environmental Health Services
  • John Oshimo, GRC Associates 

This project was made possible through funding from the South Kern County Building Healthy Communities Initiative.

Webinar recording