Douglas County Comprehensive Plan
- Douglas County, Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Health
In 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received funds from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to support and conduct Health Impact Assessments (HIAs). This assistance provided an opportunity to collaborate with Douglas County Public Health to evaluate the County’s draft Comprehensive Plan from a public health perspective. Douglas County Public Health and MDH developed 12 health indicators based on community concerns identified by the HIA Work Group. The health indicators included identifying aging population and senior services, connectivity, recreational amenities (community facilities, gardens, parks and trails), economic opportunities, mixed-use development, traffic accidents, and complete streets/traffic calming. The project team assessed and made recommendations that will hopefully be incorporated into the final county comprehensive plan.