Public Health

The case of the lead contaminated waters in Flint, Michigan has renewed a national discussion of lead poisoning in children across the United States.
3 days ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
With economic, employment, and social benefits, food is much more than what we eat. Now Massachusetts has completed a comprehensive food plan in the hopes of doing better with the systems by which food is manufactured, bought, and consumed.
Dec 16, 2015   Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Planners and public health professionals in Maine are working together to increase opportunities for physical activity and active transportation.
Dec 4, 2015   Maine Association of Planners Front Page
$2.25 million in funding exemplifies the broadening focus of the American Planning Association on public health outcomes at the local level.
Nov 25, 2015   American Planning Association
A new tool from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control allows comparisons between state or metropolitan area on transportation and public health indicators.
Nov 13, 2015   Metro Magazine
An intrepid mapmaker and data cruncher has created a map that illustrates the ubiquity of fatalities on U.S. roads and highways.
Nov 6, 2015   Metrocosm
Blog Post
"Sitting is the new smoking," as the saying goes. Standing and walking are increasingly recognized as important to one's health. There has been a great deal of attention in the transportation community to the walk mode over the past few years. Blog Post
Oct 28, 2015   By Steven Polzin
The Idaho Plan4Health Coalition is exemplifying the role of planning in improving public health outcomes connected to healthy food and nutrition.
Oct 15, 2015   Plan4Health
New research suggests that trees offer a "layer of protection" for cardiovascular disease.
Sep 26, 2015   Pacific Standard
Amidst the bad publicity coming from Volkswagen's engineered fraud on diesel emissions testing comes good news from California Air Resources Board: The cancer risk from airborne toxins, most of which come from burning diesel fuel, dropped 76 percent.
Sep 25, 2015   California Air Resources Board
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Sep 25, 2015   Streetsblog USA