Built Environment and Health

How our communities are planned, designed and built can have a major influence on our health.

At the national and local levels, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working with a wide array of partners to help ensure that investments in housing, transportation, parks and open space, and other critical aspects of the built environment in communities foster equity and create healthy opportunities for everyone.


Funding Opportunity

People, Parks, and Power: A National Initiative for Green Space, Health Equity, and Racial Justice

The purpose of this initiative is to increase participation of urban communities most impacted by park and green space inequities in policy advocacy and system change efforts to advance park equity.

Learn more and apply by November 4, 2021.

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Klamath County, Oregon

Klamath County, Oregon

September 18, 2018 Story

From the construction of a food market in an area formerly designated as a food desert, to the building of parks and a health center, 2018 Culture of Health Prize-winning community is celebrated for improving the built environment in Oregon.

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