Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and are in the process of generating evidence of effectiveness or may not yet be tested.

Leveraging built environment interventions to equitably promote health during and after COVID-19 in Toronto, Canada

Hassen, N.

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Policy Change/ Development
Neighborhood and Built Environment
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article highlights the intersection between the built environment, health, and COVID-19 outcomes, while emphasizing racial and economic disparities in access to health-promoting environmental features (such as walkability and green space). Using Toronto, Canada as an example, the author identifies four specific built environment interventions to promote an equitable, healthy urban environment. The practice strategy this article is focused on is built environment interventions.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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