Creating Healthier Communities
All communities deserve a fair chance to thrive at the level achieved in America’s healthiest places.
The places where we live, learn, work, and play all contribute to our ability to become and stay healthy. A Culture of Health means everyone has the basics to be as healthy as possible—like access to quality education, employment opportunities, and safe, clean neighborhoods across rural and urban settings.
Creating healthier, more equitable communities calls for neighborhood planning that supports the healthy development of children; the ability of older adults to age in place; and an overall sense of connectedness that benefits all residents. It means having access to public resources like libraries and recreational facilities, and infrastructure like sidewalks and bike trails that promote activity and mobility. All of this depends on individuals, government, businesses, and other organizations joining forces and implementing sustainable policies that promote health and well-being for everyone.