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Planning for Health

Resources for practitioners

Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal | Une ville et des quartiers qui favorisent l'accès aux aliments santé et leur consommation : Programme de soutien aux initiatives locales 2013-2018 : Cadre de reference

BC Centre for Disease Control | Fact Sheet: Supporting Health Equity Through the Built Environment

BC Centre for Disease Control | Handbook of Health Equity in Environmental Public Health Practice

BC Centre for Disease Control | Working with local governments to support health equity through the built environment: A scoping review

Centre for Disease Control | Healthy Community Design Tools

Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario | Mapping Wellness: Ontario’s Route to Healthier Communities

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada | Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017

City of Calgary | Nose Creek Area Structure Plan

City of Toronto | Active City: Designing for Health

City of Vancouver | A Healthy City for All. Healthy City Strategy, Four Year Action Plan

Institut national de santé publique du Québec | Environnement socioculturel et habitudes de vie des adolescents : mieux comprendre pour mieux agir

Peel Region | Healthy Development Assessment User Guide

Peel Region | Healthy Development Index

Province of Ontario | CycleON (Ontario’s Cycling Strategy)

Report of Medical Officers of Health in the GTHA | Improving health by design in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area

Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit | An Evaluation of Smart Cities, Healthy Kids’ Knowledge Translation Work

Saskatoon Health Region | Growing Healthier: A Health Equity Impact Assessment of Saskatoon’s Growth Plan

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit | Healthy Community Design: Policy Statements for Official Plans

Toronto Public Health | Healthy Streets: Evidence Review

American Planning Association | Metrics for Planning Healthy Communities

American Planning Association | The State of Health Impact Assessment in Planning

Canadian Institute of Planners | Healthy Communities Practice Guide

Canadian Institute of Planners | Policy for Healthy Community Planning

Canadian Medical Association | Policy on the Built Environment and Health 

Canadian Public Health Association | Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health

Ontario Public Health Association | Public Health and Planning 101 

BC Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit | Making the Links Between Design, Planning and Health

Community Preventive Services Task Force | Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design

Healthy Canada by Design CLASP Initiative

Healthy Rural Communities Toolkit

National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health | The Built Environment : Understanding How Physical Environments Influence the Health and Well-Being of First Nations Peoples Living On-Reserve

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health | Resources

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health | Newsletters

Built and natural environment planning principles for promoting health: an umbrella review

Built environment and cardio‐metabolic health: systematic review and meta‐analysis of longitudinal studies

Built environment and health: a systematic review of studies in Germany

The built environment as a determinant of physical activity: A systematic review of longitudinal studies and natural experiments

Built environment, selected risk factors and major cardiovascular disease outcomes: A systematic review

Built environmental correlates of older adults’ total physical activity and walking: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Do physical activity friendly neighborhoods affect community members equally? A cross-sectional study

Does the built environment moderate the relationship between having a disability and lower levels of physical activity? A systematic review

The effects of changes to the built environment on the mental health and well-being of adults: Systematic review

Healthy Canada by Design: Translating science into action and prevention

The health benefits of nature-based solutions to urbanization challenges for children and the elderly: A systematic review

Interactive and independent associations between the socioeconomic and objective built environment on the neighbourhood level and individual health: A systematic review of multilevel studies

How are characteristics of urban green space related to levels of physical activity: Examining the links

Indoor and built environment: A life course examination of the physical environmental determinants of physical activity behaviour: a “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review

Moving to an active lifestyle? A systematic review of the effects of residential relocation on walking, physical activity and travel behaviour

The neighbourhood physical environment and active travel in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nutrition-related policy and environmental strategies to prevent obesity in rural communities: A systematic review of the literature

Objectively measured walkability and active transport and weight-related outcomes in adults: a systematic review

Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: a systematic review of quantitative studies

Physical activity-related policy and environmental strategies to prevent obesity in rural communities: A systematic review of the literature

Shifting from car to active transport: a systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions

Systematic literature review of built environment effects on physical activity and active transport: An update and new findings on health equity

Two Approaches, One Shared Learning Journey to Support Climate-Health Adaptation Planning

Understanding physical activity through interactions between the built environment and social cognition: A systematic review

Urban natural environments as nature-based solutions for improved public health: A systematic review of reviews

Urban-rural differences in childhood and adolescent obesity in the United States: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Walk score® and its potential contribution to the study of active transport and walkability: A critical and systematic review

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