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Introduction to Healthy Communities

This course provides an overview of the healthy community movement and the relationship between health and planning.

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Course Info

  • Duration 8 video lessons (72 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2016
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (4 mins)
  • 2. Health Issues in the United States (9 mins)
  • 3. Health Equity (11 mins)
  • 4. A History of Health and Planning (7 mins)
  • 5. Supporting Health in the Built and Social Environment, Part 1 (10 mins)
  • 6. Supporting Health in the Built and Social Environment, Part 2 (9 mins)
  • 7. Planning Tools for Creating Healthy Communities, Part 1 (10 mins)
  • 8. Planning Tools for Creating Healthy Communities, Part 2 (8 mins)

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the healthy community movement and the relationship between health and planning. The course starts with a snapshot of the health epidemic occurring in the United States and the need to address health outcomes during planning processes. Also included is a history of health in planning and an overview of the known relationships between health outcomes and the built environment. The course concludes with a "how-to" guide of the various tools that address health in the planning process, including comprehensive plans, zoning, design guidelines, health data, mapping, and health impact assessments. Participants will gain a broad understanding health and planning and how to apply the tools to work in their community.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Law and Policy
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning Codes

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit. 

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Matt Raimi

Matt Raimi

Matt Raimi is the president and founder of Raimi + Associates, a Berkeley-based planning, design and public health consulting firm.

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