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Organizations Representing Nearly a Half Million Professionals Join ‘Joint Call to Action to Promote

Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Nation’s planners, designers, builders and public health and park professionals promote collaboration to advance healthier, more walkable communities

Washington, April 3, 2017 — Where we live, work and play can directly impact our physical and mental health. To more aggressively combat negative health factors such as obesity, diabetes, asthma and anxiety, leaders of the nation’s built environment and public health organizations today pledged their support to promote greater collaboration to advance healthier, more walkable communities.

The “Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities,” brings together 450,000 professionals who recognize that the built environment — the way a community is designed and built from its buildings and public spaces to how we travel between communities — is a key determinant of health. Working together will create new momentum towards the common objective of creating and sustaining healthy buildings and spaces. Read entire article.

Organizations supporting today’s call to action include: