Healthy Community Design
The Public Health Department works to improve the health and wellness of current and future San Luis Obispo County residents through collaboration, education and policy guidance as it relates to health and the 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 Work Group of HEAL SLO works to bring health to the forefront of community design. They promote communities with:
- Safer streets for walking and biking
- Ample opportunities for recreation
- Equitable access to affordable housing, services, and wholesome food
For more information, visit www.HEALSLO.com or see the resources below.