Community Health

Local Government as Health Champions: The Wake County Healthy Community Initiative

Note: This was originally posted on the Healthy Places by Design blog. By Tim Schwantes, Project Officer, Healthy Places by Design During a time when public confidence in government is low, six municipalities in Wake…

The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Health: Lessons Learned from a Health Impact Assessment

By: Judi Jennings, Special Project Director, Louisville, KY The Special Project recently completed a health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrating how public health leaders, artists and criminal justice reformers can work together to assess how parental incarceration harms…

How Local Health Departments with the Fewest Resources Can Increase Active Transportation

By Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Program Director, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series covering the Capabilities for Public Health Agency…