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#17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Leighton
 

#17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Leighton

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    #17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Leighton #17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Leighton Presentation Transcript

    • Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning for Cities Amalia Leighton, PE Civil Engineer and Planner SvR Design Company
    • Objectives Identify how health can be incorporated to planning Discus why a health lens is important Support or implement healthy comprehensive planning policies Recognize community stakeholders who should be involved
    • Growth ManagementAct 1990
    • Utilities Land Use ShorelinesWashington State Comprehensive Plan ElementsHousing Transportation Capital Facilities
    • 54% of adults are overweight 20% of adults are obese
    • 22% middle and high school youth are overweight
    • Burien
    • Des Moines
    • Federal Way
    • Redmond
    • Sea Tac
    • Snoqualmie
    • Lessons Learned Focus on aging in place and children Each community can approach this differently and work toward the same outcome Multidisciplinary approach is critical Messaging is SO important Give yourself time
    • ResourcesDes Moines, WA: Healthy Des Moines Elementhttp://www.desmoineswa.gov/dept/development/plan/comp_download.htmlPublic Health – Seattle & King Countyhttp://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/healthyplaces.aspxhttp://www.letsdothiskingcounty.org/Change Lab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law and Policy) http://changelabsolutions.org/Centers for Disease Control – Communities PuttingPrevention to Work (CPPW)http://www.cdc.gov/CommunitiesPuttingPreventiontoWork/index.htm
    • Incorporating Health into Comprehensive Planning for Cities Amalia Leighton, PE Civil Engineer and Planner SvR Design Company