alliance For a better commUnity1
The health of a community isdirectly connected to its physicalconstructs, urban design and use of public and private spaces. One’sability to access needed resources,purchase high quality, aﬀordablefood and safely participate inphysical activity can determine yourability to live a vibrant, healthy life.One way to ensure the design of anarea supports healthy living andmeets the needs of the communityis to include the community’sresidents in the planning process.Community members can bestidentify those measures that woulddecrease fear, improve healthoutcomes, and support healthybehaviors in their community.The following report utilizes thisbest practice by engaging residentsand organizations in the evaluationand improvement of theircommunity.
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The author would lie to tha the residetsof East Los Ageles ad Boyle Heights fortheir feedbac ad participatio. Iadditio, we would lie to tha the mayorgaizatios that supported this project icludigthe project’s Advisory Wor Group:•Bieveidos•Eastma Elemetary School Healthy Start•Gareld High School Healthy Start•Gareld High School Uiversity Prep Program•Lorea Elemetary School Healthy Start•Proyecto Pastoral•Violece Itervetio ProgramLastly, we would lie to acowledge the guidacead support of Healthy City ad USC’s Program forEvirometal ad Regioal Equity i the executioof the Commuity Health Assessmet.