Eight member organizations of the Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities (JCTA) Coalition published 10 discussion guides to highlight successful cross-disciplinary collaborations for healthy, equitable communities. When professionals in the fields of the built environment and public health work together, the potential to improve health is multiplied.
The guides feature case studies from across the United States, including California, Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., and examine the keys to their success as well as challenges they face. Included in each guide are conversational questions that any design or planning professional can use to jump-start collaboration in their community.
Download all 10 at uli.org/jointcalltoaction.
The guides build on the core values outlined in the 2017 Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities, which provided a framework for effective local, state, and regional collaboration across fields. Those values include the following:
- creating and fostering partnerships that advance health;
- building an understanding of health data and establishment of measurable health objectives for plans and projects;
- advancing policies, programs, and systems that promote community health, well-being, and equity; and
- communicating the importance of health.
The JCTA Coalition includes the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the National Recreation and Park Association, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Urban Land Institute.