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What Makes a Healthy Community?

Find out how environment, healthy behavior
and nutrition play a big role.

Have you noticed more community gardens and farmer’s markets, bike routes and an increased focus on air quality? All of these changes work together to promote healthy outcomes in our community. Communities across America are focusing more attention on how the design of the built environment and increased opportunities for active transportation can positively affect the health of its residents.

 

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Clear the Air in Your Home

Poor indoor air quality can affect your health.

Did you know that the air quality inside your home could affect your health? Pests, mold, chemicals and other pollutants in your home can cause serious health problems for you and your family.

 

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Beth Dawson

Consider a Career in Urban or Regional Planning

If you have ever attended a neighborhood association meeting or a public hearing about a new school, road, or other project, urban and regional planners are in the mix. Chances are, it was a planner who presented key information about the project in great detail.

Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for the use of land in cities and towns. Their plans guide development based on population growth and other factors, like transportation needs. Developers, elected officials and neighborhood groups use the information provided by planners to create more livable communities.

 

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Stay Safe All Summer Long

Be aware of some simple but life-saving activities to protect your family.

Summer is here, which means lots of fun in the sun! Nevertheless, the season can go quickly from fun to dangerous, even life-threatening. You can prevent illness and injuries while enjoying the summer months by following some simple, yet important health and safety tips.

 

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