Over the past several years there has been an increase in the awareness on how land use planning can positively or negatively impact human health. Specifically, as it relates to chronic disease and injury prevention. Building neighborhoods that have access to parks, trails, open space and good connectivity and street design can prevent obesity, improve safety and reduce asthma.

Healthy Shasta’s goal is to see community design that supports healthy active lifestyles. We do this by raising awareness about the impacts of land use decisions on health and by collaborating with jurisdictions to adopt and implement standards, codes, and regulations that support healthy and active lifestyles.

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