City of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio
Columbus Public Health and Columbus Department of Development, Planning Division

This HIA, a collaboration between the Healthy Places program at Columbus Public Health and the Department of Development's Planning Division, looked at six key recommendations from a proposed area plan for northeast Columbus. It explored the impacts these recommendations might have on physical activity, air pollution, mental health, social capital (the relationships between people living in the neighborhood) and, ultimately, health issues such as chronic disease, obesity and pedestrian injury rates. The HIA recommended specific implementation strategies for each of the six key area plan policies, including mixed-use planning and complete street tactics that capitalize on existing community centers, job centers, parks and bike trails.


One of the most important outcomes of this effort was strengthened relationship and on-going collaboration between two city departments.

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