Built Environment

Health begins where people live, learn, work, and play.  The design of our homes, schools, workplaces, streets, communities, and open spaces has a tremendous impact on health, affecting chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease, and obesity.

The Healthy Communities workgroup has been created to help bring health to the forefront of this discussion in San Luis Obispo County -- ensuring that community development provides a basis for health and wellness for all.  They promote communities with:

  • Safe places to walk and bike;

  • Access to open space and parks;

  • Clean water and air;

  • Access to affordable healthy foods;

  • Access to affordable and safe housing;

  • and more!