Healthy Development Coordinators
The Office of Primary Prevention works alongside the Division of Community Health Services to provide training and support for seven regionally-based staff who serve as liaisons between the health and planning worlds. These Healthy Development Coordinators (HDCs) add capacity and support for health-promoting policies, systems, and environments across the state. Each HDC works with stakeholders across their respective region towards the creation of healthier and more livable communities. Generally, the HDCs conduct built environment assessments and develop built enviornment asset inventories, provide assistance with grant writing, manage Health Department-funded built environment grants, provide community presentations on the intersection of health and the built environment, provide input on regional land use and transportation plans, and help conduct evaluation of built environment grant projects. If you are looking for project assistance or have questions on health-promoting built environments, please reach out to the HDC for your region.