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Healthy community design is planning and designing communities that make it easier for people to live healthy lives. Healthy community design offers important benefits:


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Healthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, learn, and play within their borders—where every person is free to make choices amid a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options.

Healthy community design can provide many advantages:



Fact Sheet: Healthy Community Design. June 2008. National Center for Environmental Health: Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services. 15 July 2009. <https://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/factsheets/CS_124788HealthyCommunityDesignFact%20Sheet.pdf>.

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