APA North Carolina Chapter has received $50,000 grant to help build local capacity for integrating planning and public health. The Planners4Health initiative is part of APA’s Plan4Health three-year, $9 million program to help communities combat determinants of chronic disease – lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods. Funding for the initiative is provided through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Through the initiative, APA-NC will use the grant funding to broadly share knowledge and resources on building coalitions with public health professionals and more strongly integrate public health into local and regional planning practices.
More information can be found at www.planning.org/nationalcenters/health/planners4health.