Designing sustainable and healthy communities

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El, India
Patient Empowerment Network
May 2022
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Healthy Community Design was a concept that could break down the barriers between communities and their necessities by establishing convenience to schools, healthcare facilities, and other benefits that should be accessible (CDC, 2014). This was implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While this initiative is no longer funded, the information provided can still serve value when determining how to improve communities. Being that this initiative is no longer federally funded this places even more importance for communities and local leaders to implement practices to better their neighborhoods. Based on the initiative, the way in which communities are designed could play a role in one's physical and mental wellness. Obtaining a better understanding of this concept and its importance can help us build and improve more healthy communities. 

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