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This report, developed by Trust for America's Healthy and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, discusses recent trends in obesity including specific state data, a timeline of nation ...

The “Pedestrian and Bicycle Data Collection in United States Communities: Quantifying Use, Surveying Users and Documenting Facility Extent” (large PDF download) report was sponsored by the Pede ...

This National Center for Bicycling and Walking Forum article describes how Safe Routes to Schools programs can improve street and community livability for children. The study used cognitive mappin ...

The Urban Institute produced this resource to explore the partnerships between public agencies and nonprofit groups in the planning and implementation of park revitalization efforts. Their framewo ...

This report presents the seven, broad measures of effective park systems including purpose, planning and community involvement, assets, equitable access, user satisfaction, safety, and benefits be ...

This book gives an overview of the environmental aspects influencing crime and provides recommended strategies for creating communities where citizens can feel safe. The planning and design soluti ...

The American Planning Association’s report entitled Planning Active Communities covers the historical linkages between public health and planning, background on the health issues connected with p ...

This report by PolicyLink explores “policies and practices aimed at reducing health disparities in low-income
communities and communities of color.” The report includes research evidence, ...

This guide produced by the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews community-level interventions to increase physical activity. The guid ...

This special issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion includes articles exploring the connection between community design and public health. The articles propose conceptual frameworks, rev ...

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