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This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

The Healthy Community Design Initiative, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is no longer a funded program and the information on this website is not being reviewed and updated on a regular basis.


Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse

Developed in partnership with the American Public Health Association and the National Network of Public Health Institutes, the Clearinghouse offers both academic and professional training resources that address the link between public health with planning, architecture, health impact assessment, and transportation engineering, among others.

The site, hosted and maintained by Georgia Institute of Technology, has

  • A Professional Training section that includes primers, tools, and other online resources to facilitate self-directed learning. Additional resources address current and emerging design and health issues through videos, news, and conversations. The glossary has more than 1,200 terms on public health and community design
  • An Academic Curriculum section that offers full semester or individual modules for planning and public health and health impact assessment. You will find sample syllabi, readings, and assignments that bring together public health with planning, architecture, health impact assessment, and transportation engineering. The Clearinghouse also includes a listing of institutions, faculty, and degree programs currently available that connect public health with the built environment.

The American Planning Association, the American Public Health Association, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology, and the National Network of Public Health Institutes were a part of the 2014 re-launch of the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse Web site is made possible with support and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Page last reviewed: August 18, 2014 (archived document)
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