The mission of the Healthy Places program is to enhance healthy and active living. We do this through the policies and practices that impact how we built the places we live, work and play. These “Healthy Places” make it easier to be more active as part of everyday life.
The Healthy Places program works to create an environment that is built in a way that encourages walkability, bikeability and physical activity -- called the built environment.
The built environment includes the physical elements added to the natural environment to create our community, like our buildings, road systems, parks, neighborhoods, civic buildings, and schools.
Development Policies and Practices Projects:
Physical Activity in Daily Life Projects:
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The Healthy Places Coordinator is available to speak to development professionals (architects, developers, engineers, planners, etc), health professionals, and community groups (area commissions, civic associations, faith-based institutions, etc.). His contact information is listed to on this page to the right.