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Health Planning Tools

CDC/DOT Transportation and Health Tool

The tool gives transportation decision-makers, health officials, and the public easy access to data to understand the health impact of an existing transportation system or proposed transportation project.

CDC's Healthy Community Design Checklist Toolkit

This toolkit can help planners, public health professionals, and the general public include health in the community planning process.

The Built Environment Assessment Tool

The tool measures the core features and qualities of the built environment that affect health, especially walking, biking, and other types of physical activity.

Healthy Community Design Toolkit - Leveraging Positive Change

This toolkit is prepared by professional planners with an interest in public health for use by public health professionals interested in planning. It identifies key "Leverage Points" in local community design, planning and development to help make communities healthier.

Tacoma-Pierce County Healthy Department Healthy Community Planning Toolbox

This toolbox is designed to help planners create healthy communities by integrating health in planning documents. The toolbox contains two sets of tools for planners to select, modify and apply planning process tools and policy intervention tools.

Mariposa Healthy Living Initiative Toolkit

The toolkit provides a framework that practitioners can use to integrate health into the design, development, and construction of projects.

CDC's Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit provides a framework for public health departments, city planners, project managers, and other stakeholders to conduct HIAs on proposed transportation projects, plans, and policies.

CDC's Parks and Trails Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit can assist in the development of HIAs with park and trail components. It provides a framework for public health departments, city planners, project managers, and other stakeholders to work together.

Design for Health Health Impact Assessment Tools and Resources

The tools are meant to be an easy way to focus attention on human health in the planning process.