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Intersections of Public Health and Planning

Fact sheets about Land Use and Health from Two Different Perspectives

Fact Sheet
Healthy Neighborhoods
Good Governance

These fact sheets summarize research linking health outcomes to the built environment: one for health practitioners and advocates, in which the research is categorized according to public health issue (e.g., injury prevention, access to healthy food); and one for planners, in which the research is categorized by land use issue (e.g., density, street connectivity).

The information is meant to provide rationale to support built environment policy change and to serve as a discussion tool when developing connections between public health practitioners and planners, not as a comprehensive summary of the literature to date.