Registration Open for Advancing a Healthy Community Workshops

The 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. 3.5 CM Credits are being offered at each workshop.

Bloomington (CM | 3.5)

Epiphany Farms Restaurant

220 E. Front Street

Tuesday, July 25th, 1:00-5:00

Come early and enjoy the farm to table lunch experience at Epiphany Farms!

Chicago (CM | 3.5)

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

233 South Wacker Drive, 8th Floor Thursday, July 27th, 1:00-5:00

After the workshop, stay for networking with your peers!

Cost: $15

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.

Questions? Email Courtney Kashima, AICP at

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The American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) is the premier authority on urban planning issues and professional development for Illinois' urban planners.


The APA-IL is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois.  We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state.  We pride ourselves on "Creating Great Communities for All" in Illinois.  




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