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Healthy Places is the home page for CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative (also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative). The Initiative is part of the National Center for Environmental Health's Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services.

About Us

  family in front of homeHealthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, worship, learn, and play within their borders -- where every person is free to make choices amid a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options.


HIA Stories from the Field

Click on the map to learn how public health and planning professionals are joining forces to make a healthier America.