Social Determinants of Health for Planners

Planners overwhelmingly agree that an important aspect of planning is to include health considerations into the profession and practice. When the integration of planning and health is carefully applied, positive health outcomes result in the places where people live, learn, work, and play. Over the past five years, the integration of health and planning has gained significant momentum, thanks to the fervent belief of professionals in both fields that “place” is an intrinsic component of individual and community health. The cumulative efforts advancing this narrative at the national, state, regional, and local levels signal an inevitable paradigm shift in policy and the profession and practice of planning. (Updated: January, 2016)

Published: October 20, 2015