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Built Environment and Health Handbook


The Built Environment and Health Handbook is a guide that will assist planning professionals and related disciplines in creating community environments that promote and foster health. This document is meant to provide the tools and resources to further develop a relationship between land use planning, community design, the built environment and health.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Community Design, Land Use, Planning, Policies, Transportation Planning, Zoning


1,000,000 - 1,999,999

Institutional Author:

Tri-County Health Department




The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.