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Healthy Places focuses on areas that are new, interesting, often not fully understood, or, not previously recognised at all as having the potential to impact and change local environments to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

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What Healthy Places is, what the resource has to offer and how to use it.
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Practical examples of how law and policy have been used to promote healthier local places.

Access to healthy food

To make healthy food choices, healthy food options need to be available and accessible. 

Active communities
Healthy, active lives can be fostered through the creation of more activity-friendly places.

Alcohol control
Local areas have the ability to control alcohol retail as part of building healthier communities.

Enable active travel
Walking and cycling provide opportunities for everyday physical activity.

Healthy housing

Increasing evidence shows that home environments have an impact across the life course on health and wellbeing.

Active Communities

There are a variety of legal and policy steps which local public health and planning teams - and community groups - can take to create and support healthier, more active community environments.

A further area of concern for local communities and their abilities to be active is air quality. Defra, PHE and the LGA have recently published a useful Air Quality Briefing to assist local public health teams in tackling and improving air quality.

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