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Healthy Community Planning Program

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Promoting healthy human habitat and livable communities.

We help local jurisdictions incorporate human health and healthy community considerations in planning documents, and share health research and other information.


Smart and sustainable built environments promoting healthy communities.


Partnering with policy makers, planners and community members to build sustainable and healthy communities.

The Health Department will ensure communities are healthy and sustainable by:

  • Encouraging land-use and transportation planning decisions based on a balanced triple-bottom-line approach: people, prosperity and planet.
  • Engaging affected communities to help influence the shaping of their communities.
  • Addressing health disparities among diverse populations.
  • Mitigating public health risks.

Program contact

Healthy Community Planning Program Staff Amy Pow will partner with local jurisdictions in comprehensive planning. To find out more about how the Health Department can help you and the use of the Healthy Community Planning Toolbox, contact Amy Pow, Principal Planner, at  or (253) 576-6222.