How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans

How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans

Building Healthy, Vibrant Communities

How can public health advocates and city planners work together to create healthy, sustainable communities? This toolkit provides a progression of steps focused on the general plan, the key land use policy document for California cities and counties. The toolkit details a wide range of strategies, from building relationships and assessing existing conditions to creating and ultimately implementing policy language. Model health language is included to provide specific ideas for how to address health concerns through general plan policies.

This toolkit was produced by the Healthy Planning team of ChangeLab Solutions, formerly Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP), and Raimi + Associates, in partnership with The California Endowment. The full toolkit is available for download below.

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