Community Health Needs for Planning and Design

Registration Eligibility
ASLA online learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
08/01/2016
End Date
07/31/2018
Description
How can Landscape Architects make real impacts on the health of a community? This session is meant to be a primer for the various tools and information available to help you do just that, including health impact assessments, health improvement plans, and health needs assessments. These tools are invaluable for giving planners the actionable data to start addressing specific health needs of a community. In addition, this session will begin to help elevate our profession through case studies that will show how to integrate the analysis of community health, weigh the health impacts of the built environment and utilize best practices for planning and design for human health.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Housing & Community Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
• Become familiar with tools, such as Health Impact Assessments, Health Needs Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans in order to explore the health effects of the built environment to make better informed design decisions.
• Gain insight into where and how to find relevant health data, which can then be used to identify potential health concerns within a community.
• Distinguish between Health Determinants and Health Outcomes to formulate design and planning strategies that help address potential health concerns within a community.

Instructors
Matthew Schoell-Schafer, Affiliate ASLA
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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