Permit Sonoma is proud to partner with the County Health Services Department on an educational campaign exploring the connection of health and the built environment.
In 2012 the County Health Services Department received a Community Transformation Grant from the US Center for Disease Control. The grant was awarded to local governments in an effort to implement broad sustainable strategies to reduce health disparities and expand clinical and community preventive services, with an emphasis on healthy communities.
A portion of this grant is aimed at training local professionals to increase the capacity of the community to institute new policies and healthy design principles into existing functions. The grant requires Permit Sonoma to provide training to at least 50% of the Redwood Empire Chapter of American Institute of Architects and 20 local government stakeholder groups.
Healthy by Design: A Public Health and Land Use Planning Workbook (2010) (PDF: 16.66 MB)
American Planning Association: Planning and Community Health Research Center
American Institute of Architects: Local Leaders, Healthier Communities Through Design
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) – Community Health