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Centers for Disease Control Recommends Approaches for Community Activity

Date:
May 11, 2017
Topics:
Health, News, News Homepage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control has developed the website https://www.thecommunityguide.org.  This website offers tools, publications, and resources on a number of topics.  One set of resources focuses on Combined Built Environment Features Help Communities Get Active recommends using street connectivity, sidewalk and trail infrastructure, bicycle infrastructure, public transit infrastructure and access, mixed land use environments that increase the diversity and proximity of local destinations where people live, work, and spend their recreation and leisure time, and access to parks, and other public or private recreational facilities to produce improved health outcomes. Find recommendations and references for a healthy built environment here.