Category: Community
Written by: Super User

What is a healthy community?

The California Planning Roundtable defines a healthy community as “…one that strives to meet the basic needs of all residents; it is guided by health equity principles in the decision-making process; it empowers organizations and individuals through collaboration, civic and cultural engagement for the creation of safe and sustainable environments. Vibrant, livable and inclusive communities provide ample choices and opportunities to thrive economically, environmentally and culturally, but must begin with health.”

A healthy community is one where children can grow up safe and with their basic needs met. Health is more than having access to a doctor’s office or medicine when you’re sick, it means having access to healthy food, clean air, safe space for physical activity, and safe homes. A healthy community is one where all of our children 

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