Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Leveraging the Built Environment for Health Equity

Fedorowicz, M., Schilling, J., Bramhall, E., Bieretz, B., Su, Y., & Brown, S.

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Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The report details 13 evidence-backed, built environment interventions to advance health equity. It focuses on 6 domains: safe/affordable housing, active living assets and facilities, regional/local infrastructure, food security and nutrition, vacant property reclamation and urban greening, and neighborhood and community design. The report ranks each intervention by strong, moderate, or weak evidence.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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