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Comprehensive Planning for Public Health: Results of Planning and Community Health Research Survey

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The American Planning Association devised a guide to reduce health inequities amongst communities. The guide states that careful designing, implementation strategies and individual or community resources can be used to reduce these health inequities. The guide is organized into four major points; “incorporating health equity into foundational skills for public health, maximizing tobacco-free living strategies to advance health equity, maximizing healthy food and beverage strategies and maximizing active living strategies to advance health equity.” These resources offer community assistance on policy, local and environmental strategies to reduce inequities and help communities involve specific goals into their practices. One initiative in particular, the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), which developed a successful strategy to prevent obesity in the community.