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Licensing & Zoning

Tools for public health

Healthy Neighborhoods
Good Governance

Regulating local businesses and land use can go a long way toward protecting and promoting public health.

With licensing and zoning, government agencies have two powerful tools at their disposal to shape the way land is used and how businesses operate.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this fact sheet to provide an overview of how licensing and zoning laws can help promote public health, and helps communities choose a strategy that will help them achieve their particular health goals.