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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? Use planning process tools. They:

  • Support Washington State’s Growth Management Act.
  • Provide a decision-making framework.
  • Provide a set of actions.

When you include a health lens, you complement traditional planning practices. A health lens approach:

  • Considers underrepresented populations.
  • Brings health issues to the front.
  • Identifies underserved areas and centers of disparities. This supports the people-prosperity-planet approach.

Comprehensive Planning Process

Learn how to include a health lens in your planning process. Comprehensive Plan Update process steps:

  1. Vision.
  2. Community assessment.
  3. Goal forming.
  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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