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Video: discussion about the health element in the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan
 
Watch this video to learn how Public Health partnerships are improving the community's health.

What's your vision for a healthier Clark County? Please take the following 10-minute survey and let us know. Your input will help us update Clark County's 20-year Growth Management Plan with strategies that promote and protect health.

Did you know that people who live in neighborhoods where they can walk to nearby destinations tend to be healthier than people who live in areas where it's necessary to drive everywhere?

Communities that are designed to promote health often include features such as:

  • Neighborhood parks and tree-lined streets
  • Supermarkets or grocery stores with healthy food options
  • Destinations close enough to walk, bike, or take transit to
  • A well-connected street network
  • Sidewalks, bikeways, and transit routes
  • Public gathering places
  • Quality, affordable housing
  • Economic opportunity

Public Health is considering features such as these as it drafts a Health Element for Clark County's 2014 Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update. The plan will include policies and strategies for improving the long-term health of our community.

This effort, called Growing Healthier, is expected to last through 2011 and will involve meetings and events where you can learn more and help shape the way we plan for a healthy community.

More information about the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan Health Element process >

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