Prevention Institute: resources for coalitions and Built Environment & Health report

The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation There is growing recognition that the built environment � the physical structures and infrastructure of communities � plays a significant role in shaping our health. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention�s National Center for Environmental Health, Prevention Institute profiled eleven projects across the country in predominantly low-income communities, where residents and practitioners from multiple sectors partnered to make neighborhood-level changes to the built environment. The profiles reveal how improvements to the built environment can positively influence the health of community residents. Taken more broadly, they demonstrate how improvements to the built environment have the potential to reduce health disparities. Read the inspiring stories of community perseverance and multi-sector partnerships at: // To link directly to The Built Environment and Health: // Prevention Institute is a non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. We provide training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation for coalitions, community-based organizations, government agencies and private foundations to establish effective prevention programs and policies. In addition to working directly with communities and institutions, Prevention Institute develops tools and other materials to support the crafting, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive prevention initiatives and effective coalitions. All of our tools, which include The Spectrum of Prevention, Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide, and Evolution to Effective Prevention, can be accessed free of charge at: //