School of Urban and Regional PlanningThe University of IowaGraduate College

Health

  • Updated: 04/14/2016 4:47 pm CDT
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    The Air Quality Index (AQI) provides air quality data that has been translated into numbers and colors that help people understand how clean or polluted your outdoor air is. 

  • Updated: 12/21/2015 12:19 am CST
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    The AARP Livability Index defines the meaning of livability and rates the livability of any neighborhood.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:45 am CDT
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    The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities was launched in 2012 and operates under the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities and Community Program. The website includes introduction of the program, steps of implementation of the project.

  • Updated: 03/22/2016 6:04 pm CDT
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    The objective of the Active Living Research is to work with governments and the private sector to build activity-friendly communities.

  • Updated: 05/18/2016 12:03 pm CDT
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    American Forests is a nonprofit that dedicates to protecting and expanding American's Forests.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:46 am CDT
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    AIA – Design and Health website introduces resources for design & health for promoting human health through design.

  • Updated: 12/20/2015 11:18 am CST
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    The ASLA – Healthy and Livable Communities website provides resources, projects, research, and organization for public health and community design.

  • Updated: 12/19/2015 7:39 pm CST
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    The Planning and Community Health Center website provides featured projects and news.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 12:44 pm CDT
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    The City of Carbondale, IL produced this tool to address new planning challenges that come with different population ages and their choices for transportation, including a focus on the movement of pedestrians. It addresses accommodating walkers and bicylists and ways to foster their method of transportation, coupled with a mindful eye on supporting access to healthy foods.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:47 am CDT
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    The Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse provides resources and news related to community design and health.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 10:48 am CDT
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    The Built Environment Assessment Tool website includes the definition of built environment, the introduction of the tool and tool manual.

  • Updated: 12/19/2015 4:30 pm CST
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    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website provides resources, news, and links for health planning tools.

  • Updated: 12/19/2015 4:50 pm CST
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    The CDC - Transportation & Health contains recommendations for improving health through transportation policy, and a link for transportation health impact assessment toolkit.

  • Updated: 05/30/2016 8:57 am CDT
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    CHSI builds health profiles based on social indicators and physical environment. The CHSI indicators allow users to compare demographically similar population and help to create healthy lifestyles.

  • Updated: 12/19/2015 7:23 pm CST
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    The Healthy Homes website includes resources such as publications, tools and training.

  • Updated: 03/22/2016 9:12 pm CDT
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    Community Commons Website provides maps, data, and tools for people to explore community health.

  • Updated: 12/20/2015 9:52 pm CST
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    The CNU Health Districts Project website includes introduction of the project and a link for additional resources such as academic research, books, and articles.

  • Updated: 05/04/2017 12:25 pm CDT
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    The toolkit includes planning and regulatory tools focused on growing options for physical activity and access to local, healthy foods; in particular, tools for local officials who make land development decisions in small and rural Connecticut towns. This toolkit is designed to support the EHHD region towns, as well as any other small, rural towns, in these efforts.

  • Updated: 03/22/2016 6:42 pm CDT
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    The Growing Food Connections Website not only contains essential food systems reader, which is a collection of published resources related to community food production, community food security, and community food connections, but also includes local government food policy database provided a collection of local policies that support community food systems.

  • Updated: 05/25/2016 10:22 am CDT
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    National Association of County and City Health Offices (NACCHO) focuses on improving the public health and supporting for change for local health departments.

  • Updated: 05/17/2016 10:47 am CDT
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    PLAN4Health supports communities to build coalitions and focuses on nutrition and physical activity. Coalitions are working to achieve health equity through policies.

  • Updated: 03/22/2016 5:17 pm CDT
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    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to expand health coverage to creating healthy communities and to help everyone in America have an equal opportunity to live a healthy life.

  • Updated: 05/25/2016 10:31 am CDT
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    The Star Rating System website includes the introduction of the rating system, provides framework for communities to follow, and offers latest news.

  • Updated: 12/20/2015 1:46 pm CST
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    Research, reports, and toolkit that emphasize connections between the design of our built environments and health have been released by ULI.

  • Updated: 05/30/2016 5:13 am CDT
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    The YMCA of the USA aims to bring meaningful change in individuals and communities by nurturing the potential children and teenagers, improving health and wellbeing, and supporting neighbors.