Built Environment

CDC’s Built Environment Recommendation: Real-World Examples Released

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-11-08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released the Real-World Examples Grid as part of its 

Zoning for the Public's Health: Using Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Walkability and Reduce Crime

Published Date: 
Fri, 2013-08-09

The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics is offering a webinar, "Zoning for the Public's Health: Using Mixed-Use Zoning to Increase Walkability and Reduce Crime," on Thursday, August 15 from 1-2 pm EST. The webinar will focus on the benefits of mixed-use zoning for public health and neighborhood safety, as neighborhood design can play a significant role in public health. Presenters will share the latest public health law research that supports these findings.

Public Comment: National Healthy Housing Standard

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-06-25

The National Center for Healthy Housing, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, is develpoing a National Healthy Housing Standard to inform and deliver housing policies that reflect the latest understanding of the connections between housing conditions and health. The draft standard is posted for public comment until Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Webinar: Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-05-06

The American Public Health Association is offering a webinar, "Built Environment Approaches for Improving Community Health," on Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 pm EST. The webinar will feature two counties that have taken different approaches to changing the built environment around them in order to improve the health of their communities. To register for the webinar, please visit the APHA website.

Webinar: Re-purposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on the Main Streets

Published Date: 
Mon, 2013-03-25

AmericaWalks is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 28 at 2 pm EST titled "Re-purposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond," to encourage an interactive discussion on the re-purposing of underutilized public spaces into walkable places. This discussion forum will feature “story-tellers” from the audience who can share specific stories re-purposing spaces in their community and those who are interested in participating should contact ysavage-narva@americawalks.org.

Webinar: CDC's Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework

Published Date: 
Thu, 2013-02-21

NACCHO, the National Association of County & City Health Officials, is hosting a webinar about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BRACE framework on Feb. 26, 2:00-3:30 PM EST. This webinar will provide background information about the BRACE framework and provide lessons learned from Local Health Departments that have begun implementing the framework.
To register for the webinar, visit:

Comments Needed: Developing a Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Environmental Justice Policy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comments on the working draft of its policy on Environmental Justice for Tribes and Indigenous Peoples. Comments must be submitted by February 15, 2013.
To read the draft and submit comments, please visit:

Women's Health Prevention Brief: The Built Environment

Published Date: 
Wed, 2012-05-30

CityMatCH & the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) have released a Women' s Health Prevention Brief that highlights the importance of addressing the built environment to improve maternal health and birth outcomes. This brief is the last in a series of issue briefs highlighting the priority areas (injury and chronic disease, health disparities, reproductive and maternal health, and healthy lifestyles) identified in the AMCHP/CityMatCH Women 's Preventive Health Framework. Previous briefs have focused on Women 's Mental Health and Women' s Health Equity.


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