Columbus North East Area Plan HIA

Location City of Columbus and Franklin County Ohio
Organization 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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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2007
  • Decision-Level Regional
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Government Agency