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Active Community Environments Initiative

Description:

CDC's Active Community Environments Initiative ACES promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. It was developed in response to data from a variety of disciplines, including public health, urban design, and transportation planning. These data suggest characteristics of our communities such as proximity of facilities, street design, density of housing, availability of public transit and of pedestrian and bicycle facilities play a significant role in promoting or discouraging physical activity.

These resources can be useful for local health departments looking to work with other sectors on a health in all policies (HiAP) approach. They provide strategies and guides on how policies on active living can improve health outcomes that local health departments can share with planning and zoning commissions.

Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Design, Environmental Health

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

CDC

Submitted:

02/28/2007

Modified:

11/08/2012

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