Policy 1

Integrate community health into the master plan and development review processes.  

  • HC1.1 -  Incorporate new, and update existing, community health elements as master and sector plans are developed and amended. Assess the impact the proposed development pattern has on community health and wellness and identify strategies to enhance access to healthy food and recreational opportunities, improve connectivity between communities and residential and commercial areas, and address gaps in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Coordinate with the Health Department, the Food Equity Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and local and regional nonprofits.

  • HC1.2 - Reevaluate and enhance the existing Health Impact Assessment process to improve its effectiveness and consider whether revisions should be made to address specific health impacts, including indoor air quality and potential exposure to hazards, such as lead paint.