Planning and Health
2018 - Inaugural Wisconsin Healthy Communities Named
31 Wisconsin communities have been have been recognized "for their work to improve health in their communities" as a part of the Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation program. Communities received either a gold, silver or bronze designation in the first year of the program offered by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) in collaboration with a variety of statewide group. Want to learn more? Visit the WHCD website for more information about the program and to learn about the designation criteria.
Workshop on Building Healthy Communities in Wisconsin
In 2014, with funding from APA and the American Public Health Association (APHA), APA - Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Public Health Association offered a workshop on Building Healthy Communities. The funding allowed the leaders to produce three videos from the workshop. Each video is a different length:
- Raise your curiosity. Obtain a sense of the message APA-WI and WPHA are conveying with this 7-minute video: http://media.cityofmadison.com/Mediasite/Play/468527e1275840ba8a5f7700040253ae1d
- Do you want to know more? The following video link is a “How to Primer,“ to provide even more of a sense on how to proceed as it will outline in an hour and 10 minutes what others have done in the Planning and Public Health Collaboration: https://media.cityofmadison.com/Mediasite/Play/2036c2613fa24c03a695edf5d7973f0a1d
- A few of you may wish to watch the full 3.5 hours of the presentations: http://media.cityofmadison.com/Mediasite/Play/ce52be13bbb04ee1
Plan4Health in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has been fortunate to receive three Plan4Health grants from APA. Read more about the Plan4Health activities in Wisconsin.
More Resources to Plan for Health
Healthy Rural Community Design: A Scorecard for Comprehensive Plans (Charron, Lisa.Healthy Rural Community Design: A Scorecard for Comprehensive Plans–Version 3.1. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute; 2018).Lead in Drinking Water, by Cassandra Leopold, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (an introduction and overview for planners)