Built Environment and Health
The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Primary Prevention helps coordinate, support, and educate our partners on health-promoting community design efforts and opportunities across the state. Research increasingly demonstrates that the way in which our communities are designed has an impact on our health. Examples of health-promoting community design include walkable neighborhoods with trails and paths to be physically active, accessible food stores with healthy food options, affordable housing located near employment, and inviting public spaces accessible by all people.
Built Environment + Health Newsletter
The Office of Primary Prevention's Built Environment + Health Newsletter shares news, funding opportunities, resources, events, and webinars realted to the built environment in Tennessee and beyond. Click here to sign up for the newsletter. Click here for the archive of past newsletters.