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) puts ideas and concepts into action by working collaboratively to establish public policies that create a healthier more equitable community. 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.
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 a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 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 will the HIA to inform the scope of work on upcoming Complete Streets projects. Healthy St. Pete will continue to provide technical assistance through the study’s visioning effort.
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