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.

Health in All Policies Resolution- Good health begins in the places where we live, learn, work and play. Although medical care is critically important, things like the quality of our schools, affordability and stability of our housing, access to good jobs with fair pay, and the safety of our neighborhoods can keep us healthy in the first place. (Robert Woods...
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’s 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...
Garden Steps | Runner Up in the National Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge!- See Aetna Foundation’s short video featuring the Garden Steps project and a few other national finalists! On February 12, 2019, Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Garden Steps project was selected as first runner-up in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge). As a runner up, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization received $50,000 to continue their...
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 our communities. View this map fullscreen The Health Atlas will be updated yearly. View the Health Atlas' update schedule to view information about forthcoming updates. View instructions...
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