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Health Spotlight: Built Environment and Health

November 17, 2018

How do sidewalks, bike lanes, and parks affect healthy lifestyles? What about the distance we travel to the grocery store? How does our built environment affect our health? Our statewide community health summit on Wednesday, December 5 will discuss these questions and more.

We’re looking forward to hearing our expert panel discuss how communities in Tennessee (from rural to urban) can plan infrastructure in ways that encourage people to live active lifestyles and connect families with the resources they need to be healthier.

To learn more about this hot topic in public health, check out this blog post from the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University Law School:

http://oneill.law.georgetown.edu/how-the-built-environment-can-impact-your-health/