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Livable Communities

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Since a population’s health and well-being is greatly influenced by having safe, healthy, "livable" communities, a primary focus of public health work is on helping support livable communities efforts.

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  • The State of Aging and Health in America 2013
  • Keeping the Aging Population Healthy
    Developed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Healthy States Initiative, a publication funded by the CDC, this resource is directed at state legislators but can be used by community coalitions/partners in making a case to state representatives. Also includes a brief overview of public health.
  • Pathways to Better Community Wayfinding
    The document introduces the concept of wayfinding (i.e. "the process by which we find our way from place to place”) and why it benefits a person’s quality of life and improves public health.  






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