The communities in which we live, work, and attend school have a significant impact on our health. Other than air quality, consideration of health impacts has not traditionally been part of land use and transportation decisions, yet communities with a lack of active transportation options are linked to poor health outcomes.
In 2010, the SANDAG Healthy Communities Campaign under Healthy Works awarded 12 competitive countywide grants for local jurisdictions and tribal governments to integrate public-health principles in local land use and transportation planning. This campaign aimed to:
SANDAG continues to offer incentive programs to cities in San Diego County in support of healthy municipal planning and development. Learn more about these incentive programs and general information on SANDAG's Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth projects here.
To learn more about the Healthy Communities Campaign under Healthy Works, visit the SANDAG Healthy Works page.