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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.


Healthy Community Design PowerPoint Presentation

This downloadable presentation [PPTX – 5.81 MB] gives an overview of how community design can affect health.

Give your own healthy community design presentation with this ready-made template. The presentation is suitable for general audiences who want to learn more about how the physical design of communities can affect our physical and mental health.

Healthy Community Design Streaming Video

Dr. Howard Frumkin

Dr. Howard Frumkin, discusses the benefits of walkable communities as they relate to health, the environment, and social interaction.

To download the video to your computer, RIGHT CLICK the appropriate file size below and select the “Save Target As…” option.

To read a transcript of the video:


News Releases






Walkable Communities

Health Benefits of Green Space [MP3 – 2.51 MB]

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