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Health in All Policies

Change starts from within. Every day, City departments create policies, make important programming decisions, and develop plans and projects that impact resident’s physical, social, and economic environment.

Health in All Policies (HiAP) pulls ideas and concepts into action and implementation through public policies that create a supportive environment enabling people to lead healthy lives.

Healthy St. Pete along with partners from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, City of Pinellas Park, and Pinellas County Government, have joined together – with grant funding from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg – to focus on adopting a health framework to plan for projects, programs, and policies.

By adopting a HiAP approach, the City recognizes that the entire organization has a role to play in ensuring all residents have the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

For more information on our HiAP work, contact Cassidy Mutnansky.

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Healthy Corridor Development: A Complete Streets Approach to 18th Avenue South.

In collaboration with the City’s Transportation and Economic and Workforce Development departments, Healthy St. Pete completed the City’s first Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in December 2019 on proposed complete streets modifications to 18th Avenue South. The HIA assesses the potential health impacts related to active transportation and physical activity in addition to the economic determinants of health, including evaluating the downstream health impacts of how Complete Streets could impact existing business, future development, and employment opportunities. The HIA report includes a list of recommendations intended to enhance the equitable health and economic benefits of Complete Streets on 18th Avenue South through a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach. The Transportation department used the HIA to inform the scope of work of an upcoming Complete Streets concept study of the corridor projected to be completed in 2020. Healthy St. Pete will continue to provide technical assistance through the study’s visioning effort.

 

18th Avenue South Health Impact Assessment Cover

Click the cover to read and download the report.