Planning for a Healthy Community

Plan4Health merges opportunities at the intersection of planning and health

Plan 4 Health HealthPlan4Health connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Anchored by members of the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), Plan4Health supports creative coalitions work with communities to increase access to healthy food or increase opportunities for active living where residents live, work, and play. The Plan4Health project aims to build local capacity to address population health goals and promote the inclusion of health in non-traditional sectors.

Health status is a key determinant of other achievement factors, in particular education and income levels. It is significantly impacted by reliable access to safe, quality, affordable, healthy food. Read more about food desserts and what the Tampa YMCA‘s Veggie Van is doing locally to help in the last issue of Beyond Today.