'A Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles' Elevates Public Health Among Planning Priorities

Available for public comment until May 13, Los Angeles is considering a new Health and Wellness Element for its General Plan, called “A Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles.” It’s an ambitious document for a large and diverse city.

An article by Matt Raimi details the planning related efforts to improve public health in Los Angeles. The article focuses on the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles—the Health and Wellness Element of the city’s General Plan, which is currently in draft form and available for public comment until May 13.

“The Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles elevates existing health-related programs and policies in the General Plan, commonly known as the city's planning constitution. The new programs and policies in the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles will fill in the gaps in areas that aren't currently addressed by the General Plan, including equitable access to park space, increasing access to educational and workforce development opportunities, creating access to healthy and affordable food, and establishing healthy building and design guidelines, among others,” writes Raimi.

Included in the materials produced by the Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles process is the Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles, which informed the Health and Wellness Element.

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