Planning for Health

Health is an emerging focus area for Planning. Our Health Initiatives give us the opportunity to work alongside community partners, such as the Florida Department of Health, to improve public health outcomes while supporting community development, bicycle and pedestrian safety and sustainability.

Terrace Park | University Square : HiAP Food Access & Community Gardens - Planning Commission was awarded a 2016-2017 Planning Technical Assistance through the Department of Economic Development, to review the City of Tampa‚Äôs Comprehensive Plan related to “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) with a focus on food access in the Terrace Park|University Square community. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by...
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge - See Aetna Foundation’s short video featuring the Garden Steps project and a few other national finalists! Hillsborough MPO’s Garden Steps project is one of fifty finalists for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, a two-year competition to “support communities in their collaborative efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray.” Garden...
Hillsborough County Health Atlas - The Hillsborough County Health Atlas is a living tool intended to provide communities and planners a baseline profile of chronic disease, demographic, transportation, emergency preparedness, and environmental indicators within their communities. View this map fullscreen The Health Atlas is currently in its first phase, with updates scheduled bi-yearly. View the Health Atlas' update schedule to view...
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