policy

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…

Planning and Evaluating a Healthy Community: HiAP in Chatham, NC

By Mike Zelek, MPH, Division Director, Health Promotion and Policy, Chatham County Public Health Department Planning for public health seems to be all the rage these days, with public health practitioners engaging partners from a range…