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Planning Process Tools

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Health in all decision-making processes

How can you use a health lens in your Comprehensive Plan Update planning process? The process tools are the pathway. The tools support Washington State’s Growth Management Act, provide a decision-making framework and a set of actions.

The health lens complements the traditional planning practices. This approach:

  • Includes underrepresented populations.
  • Brings health issues to the forefront in the community assessment process.
  • Identifies underserved areas and concentrations of disparities to support the people-prosperity-planet approach.

Review the Comprehensive Planning Process

Learn how you can augment health considerations throughout the planning process by following the link in each planning step.

Steps in Comprehensive Plan Update Process:

  1. Visioning.
  2. Community Assessment and Existing Conditions Update.
  3. Goal Formulation.
  4. Policy Development.
  5. Draft Plan Review.
  6. SEPA Review.
  7. Final Plan Adoption.
  8. Plan Implementation.
  9. Plan Monitoring and Performance Management.


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