The HBE Linkages Toolkit describes how population health is influenced by the design of our neighbourhoods, housing, transportation systems, natural environments, and food systems. It brings together research based key messages that correlate land-use planning decisions, impacts on the built environment and population health. Health professionals and others working to assist local governments and provide well-informed and credible recommendations will find this resource useful to draw from.
The Summary document is a two-page overview of the:
- Healthy built environments conceptual framework
- Suite of planning principles which support healthier neighbourhood design, housing, transportation systems, natural environments and food systems.
The Full Toolkit document includes:
- a description of common types of community plans
- a series of fact sheets describing the suite of planning principles in more detail
- a series of health evidence diagrams which illustrate the weight of research correlations between planning principles, impacts on the built environment and health outcomes
- a description of practice considerations related to social well-being, economic co-benefits and small and medium sized communities
- a glossary of terms
The HBE Linkages Toolkit is intended to be a living synthesis of
current research on healthy built environments.
New research is reviewed, assessed and added to the toolkit every few
years. Suggestions for new research
articles to be included in the next review can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see archived versions of the HBE Linkages Toolkit click here.