Designing a Healthier Community - Special Issue of American Journal of Health Promotion

Developing and publishing a special journal issue on the impact of community design on health

For its September/October 2003 issue, the American Journal of Health Promotion published a special issue entitled "Health Promoting Community Design." This 122-page issue provided the latest research, innovations and best practices on how community design affects residents' ability to engage in physical activity.

Key Results

Approximately 5,000 readers received the special issue, entitled "Health Promoting Community Design." Among the topics addressed were:

  • Integrating public health and urban planning.

  • The relationship between urban sprawl and obesity.

  • Integrating public health objectives with decisions about transportation.