Healthy by Design: Community Health + Planning Practice

Join us  on Friday, February 13 as we explore how communities can advance strategies to improve opportunities for healthy living. Decisions regarding land use, urban design, and transportation impact local air quality, water quality and supply, traffic safety, physical activity, and other unhealthy exposures. Our presenters will talk about the relationship between health and the built environment here in CT and provide “best practice” examples of communities using land use policy to promote health. We will wrap up the day with an interactive exercise to get your input on a vision for a healthy and vibrant CT that will serve as a foundation for developing CT’s Action Plan for Promoting Health through the Built Environment.

Opening Remarks

Katharine K. Lewis, PhD, MPH, RN
CT Department of Public Health

Keynote Presentation

Doug McLean, AICP
Sr. Planner, Town of South Kingstown, RI


Ted DeSantos, P.E., P.T.O.E.
Principal of Fuss & O’Neil, Inc.
Neil Pade, AICP
Town Planner, Town of Canton, CT
Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS
Director, Chronic Diseases Section, CT Department of Public Health
Judith R. Dicine, JD
Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney, Statewide Housing Matters



Friday, February 13
9 AM – 3 PM
(Breakfast at 8:30)
Lunch is also provided.
Event is free.
2.5 CM credits for AICP Planners (pending)


The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St.
Hartford, CT 06106


Click here to RSVP.
For Questions:


Connecticut Public Health Association
Connecticut Main Street Center
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Partnership for Strong Communities
Connecticut Chapter – American Planning Association
Connecticut Association of Directors of Health

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