APHA, Transportation for America Produce Guides on Advancing Healthy Communities
The American Public Health Association, in conjunction with Transportation for America, recently produced a guidebook on Partnering with Metropolitan Planning Organizations to Advance Health Communities. The guide is intended for public health practitioners as a primer for working across various sectors to create and foster environments that support physical activity and advance health equity. Included in the guide are strategies for working with local planning agencies and the transportation sector. The guide is available here.
The two organizations also produced a guide on Building Healthy and Prosperous Communities: How Metro Areas are Implementing More and Better Bicycling and Walking Projects. The guide details ways in which local governments are strategizing, developing, and implementing new ways to improve bicycling and walking in their jurisdictions. The guide is available here.