PLANNING FOR HEALTHAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Active Transportation                            Maria Vyas, AICP | Ju...
LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
PLANNING PROCESS• Planning departments: What do they do?  – Long Range Planning  – Plan Review• Required by state law:  – ...
PLANNING PROCESS• Planning and the Medical Community  – Typical involvement  – Your experience?
PLANNING PROCESS• Active Transportation Elements  – Master plans  – Project implementation  – Support of transit projects ...
PLANNING PROCESS• UDOH Handbook: Bridging the gap  – How-to guide to create plans  – Flow-chart type document  – Focused o...
PLANNING PROCESS                UDOH Handbook structure Goals &      Existing                Project       Project        ...
PLANNING PROCESS• UDOH Handbook is…  – Geared to a range of communities  – Choose your own adventure    • Novice to experi...
LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
HEALTH INTEGRATION“Health is a state of complete physical, mental,  and social well-being, and not merely the       absenc...
HEALTH INTEGRATION       UDOH HANDBOOK
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Inventory of existing conditions includes  public health information    –   Safety and health data    ...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Inclusion of health professionals in public  involvement    – Stakeholder committees    – Walking/Biki...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Health criteria in project selection     – Links to healthcare facilities     – Links to recreation si...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Improving public health benchmarks    – Reduced obesity rates    – Reduced rates of disease in target ...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Encouraging cities to apply for healthy  community awards    – Safe Routes to School awards    – Utah ...
HEALTH INTEGRATION         OTHER TOOLS
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Comprehensive Plans  – Plan Updates  – Corrective/Selective Amendments  – Revising Codes or Ordinances...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Health Impact Assessments  – Tool to evaluate health-related impacts of    proposed project or policy ...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• HIA Process:  1.   Screening  2.   Scoping  3.   Risk Assessment  4.   Dissemination  5.   Monitoring ...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• HIA Example – Atlanta Beltline:  – Vulnerable communities, health risks, and many    opportunities for...
HEALTH INTEGRATION• Design for Health  – Set of tools focusing on issues where planning    has influence  – Clearly draws ...
LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
ENCOURAGEMENT• How to use planning programs/policies to  encourage active transportation• Planning for a range of users• E...
ENCOURAGEMENT - EXAMPLES•   Safe Routes to School•   Bike Ambassadors•   Rodeos•   Bike to Work Week•   Marketing Campaigns
WHAT CAN I DO?• Provide bike/ped resources to patients:  – Bike maps  – Safety/education brochures• Sponsor rodeos and oth...
DISCUSSION  What do planners need to  know about the health care          industry?
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PLANNING FOR HEALTH Maria Vyas, AICP | Julie Bjornstad, AICP An Interdisciplinary Approach to Active Transportation

  1. 1. PLANNING FOR HEALTHAn Interdisciplinary Approach to Active Transportation Maria Vyas, AICP | Julie Bjornstad, AICP
  2. 2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
  3. 3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
  4. 4. PLANNING PROCESS• Planning departments: What do they do? – Long Range Planning – Plan Review• Required by state law: – Planning Commissions – General Plan• Transportation requirements
  5. 5. PLANNING PROCESS• Planning and the Medical Community – Typical involvement – Your experience?
  6. 6. PLANNING PROCESS• Active Transportation Elements – Master plans – Project implementation – Support of transit projects – Development policies
  7. 7. PLANNING PROCESS• UDOH Handbook: Bridging the gap – How-to guide to create plans – Flow-chart type document – Focused on process – Stakeholder group included: PANO, UDOT, UTA, WFRC – Advocacy community outreach
  8. 8. PLANNING PROCESS UDOH Handbook structure Goals & Existing Project Project Analysis ImplementObjectives Conditions Selection Prioritization
  9. 9. PLANNING PROCESS• UDOH Handbook is… – Geared to a range of communities – Choose your own adventure • Novice to experienced commuter
  10. 10. LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
  11. 11. HEALTH INTEGRATION“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” as defined by the Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO 1948)
  12. 12. HEALTH INTEGRATION UDOH HANDBOOK
  13. 13. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Inventory of existing conditions includes public health information – Safety and health data – Obesity data – Reaching out to ERs and hospitals – IBIS, BRFSS, BRIS data
  14. 14. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Inclusion of health professionals in public involvement – Stakeholder committees – Walking/Biking audits
  15. 15. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Health criteria in project selection – Links to healthcare facilities – Links to recreation sites
  16. 16. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Improving public health benchmarks – Reduced obesity rates – Reduced rates of disease in target populations – Increase rates of self-reported physical activity
  17. 17. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Encouraging cities to apply for healthy community awards – Safe Routes to School awards – Utah Healthy Community program
  18. 18. HEALTH INTEGRATION OTHER TOOLS
  19. 19. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Comprehensive Plans – Plan Updates – Corrective/Selective Amendments – Revising Codes or Ordinances – Separate Health-related Plans
  20. 20. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Health Impact Assessments – Tool to evaluate health-related impacts of proposed project or policy – Convenient vehicle for integrating health into planning Environmental Social Impact Impact Analysis Analysis HIA
  21. 21. HEALTH INTEGRATION• HIA Process: 1. Screening 2. Scoping 3. Risk Assessment 4. Dissemination 5. Monitoring and Evaluation
  22. 22. HEALTH INTEGRATION• HIA Example – Atlanta Beltline: – Vulnerable communities, health risks, and many opportunities for health benefits – Outcomes: • Public health now formal part of planning • $1 million EPA grant to speed development
  23. 23. HEALTH INTEGRATION• Design for Health – Set of tools focusing on issues where planning has influence – Clearly draws on research-based evidence – Created the Health Impact Project • www.healthimpactproject.org
  24. 24. LEARNING OBJECTIVES1. Planning & the Planning Process2. Integrating Health and Planning3. Encouragement through Planning
  25. 25. ENCOURAGEMENT• How to use planning programs/policies to encourage active transportation• Planning for a range of users• Encouragement/awareness techniques
  26. 26. ENCOURAGEMENT - EXAMPLES• Safe Routes to School• Bike Ambassadors• Rodeos• Bike to Work Week• Marketing Campaigns
  27. 27. WHAT CAN I DO?• Provide bike/ped resources to patients: – Bike maps – Safety/education brochures• Sponsor rodeos and other education events• Get involved with planning efforts!
  28. 28. DISCUSSION What do planners need to know about the health care industry?

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