Integrating Health into Community Design and Decision-making: Opportunities for New Jersey Municipalities

The decisions local officials make every day related to land use, urban design, infrastructure investment and economic development have the potential to significantly affect human health in a multitude of ways. This paper will discuss how local planning and policy decisions can be  integrated to achieve community health goals and improve health outcomes over the long term.

Written by Jon Carnegie, AICP/PP, Jeanne Herb, Karen Lowrie Ph.D., Jennifer Senick Ph.D. and Leigh Ann, Von Hagen, AICP/PP of Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Planning and Policy.

Published March 2015.

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