Plan4Health is an initiative that connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Anchored by the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), Plan4Health supports creative partnerships to build sustainable, cross-sector coalitions. Launched in 2010, the Eastern Highlands Health District (EHHD) Community Health Action Response Team (CHART) has focused on environmental health and policy change among the 10 towns served by the EHHD. Strategies for the Plan4Health project include assessing zoning policies and codes that have inhibited active transportation and developing a rural community toolkit.
CHART developed strategies to promote local public health planning partnerships. This process lead us to the development of an online toolkit designed to provide public health tips, tools, and resources tailored for small town planning commissions and other local advocacy advisory groups. The toolkit is available online at: