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Building Healthy Places Tool Kit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Business Environment

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The Building Healthy Places Tool Kit focuses on community opportunities to promote health and prevent its members from chronic diseases. This toolkit is meant to serve as a resource for shapers of buildings and projects interested in making “specific evidence supported design” to create a healthier environment. The report lists twenty-one recommendations for promoting “gold star” health organized into three separate categories; “physical activity, healthy food and drinking water, and healthy environment and social well-being”. These strategies can apply to multiple forms of development, including, multi-family buildings, mixed use buildings, office buildings, industrial development, and single-family housing. The ultimate goal is to provide evidence-based recommendations to this variety of real estate.