The Napa County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Division (PHD) is dedicated to identifying and promoting the fundamental requirements for health of the community.
Through community partnerships and performance-based programs, the Division works to address the underlying causes of disease and requirements for health and to create and maintain conditions that keep people healthy. The Division’s efforts incorporate a variety of approaches that anticipate and respect diverse values, beliefs and cultures while continually striving to achieve health equity for the entire community. The PHD is developing expertise in assessing the holistic impact of public policy decisions on the health of communities and is endeavoring to collaborate with the Napa County Planning Department to increase understanding of the interconnectedness of goals and actions to make our community a healthier one.
The way land is used will impact determinants of health and human health outcomes. For example:
This guide (Healthy Communities-BARHII Healthy Planning guide) is intended to help public health and planning departments collaborate on strategies to promote healthier communities. Each page links health risks to aspects of the built environment, outlining ways to ensure that neighborhoods are designed to support health equity and community well-being.
Developmental support for this guide was provided by the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) of which Napa County is a member. Support for the publication was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The California Endowment. PPHLP is a non profit organization that provides legal information on matters related to Public Health.
Healthy Communities-BARHII Healthy Planning guide
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