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Advancing a Healthy Community: Workshops - Save the Date!

The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is working to integrate health into planning for the built environment. Two, half-day workshops are being offered to advance this work at the community level by identifying barriers, connecting potential partners and providing technical assistance. Date:

  • July 25, 2017 at Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E. Front Street, Bloomington, IL, 1:00p-4:30p

  • July 27, 2017 at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), 233 S. Wacker Dr., #800, Chicago, IL 60606 , 1:00p-4:30p

Cost: $25 To encourage partnerships and collaboration, bring one partner from another department or organization in your community for FREE (you must register together). Fee waivers will be considered for public agencies and non-profit organizations on a case-by-case basis.

Who should attend?

Anyone working on community-based strategies for improving health (including physical activity and active transportation, open space initiatives, food access and healthy food, zoning and land use). The workshop is designed for planners, architects, engineers, public health practitioners, health care providers, elected officials, community organization representatives, and advocates who are ready to start or advance this work in their community. Participants can expect to leave with a "next steps" plan of action tailored to your community or project’s specific needs.


Email Courtney Kashima, AICP at

Stay tuned to for more information!

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