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12/01/2016

Planning & Zoning for Health

FREE Essential Info Packet (EIP)

APA's new Essential Info Packet collects background resources and how-to guidance on integrating health issues into policies and regulations that help shape the built environment. This extensive compilation includes examples of ordinances that have successfully assimilated public health into planning and zoning documents and regulations.

This Essential Info Packet (EIP) offers planners a collection of resources to help them better understand the connections between health and the built environment and integrate community health considerations into their planning and zoning work. The EIP is an annotated resource list that allows users to click through to the various websites, APA resources, and non-APA documents collected for this packet.

The first part of this EIP (Sections I through VI) offers a collection of background resources and how-to guidance on integrating health issues into the policy and regulatory documents that help shape the built environment. The rest of the packet (Sections VII through XII) offers examples of local policies and ordinances from communities across North America integrating public health into planning and zoning documents and regulations.

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