Healthy Places focuses on legal areas that are new, interesting, often not fully understood, or, not recognised at all as having a potential impact on health in a local area.
It highlights areas of law that have the potential to change local environments and encourage more active lifestyles and better diets, and to improve the health of a community.
Healthy Places is not a checklist of health measures for local communities to adopt; instead this site explains the operation of laws that could enable, or place limits on, local government and community activity that affects the healthiness of a place.
Case studies are an important practical example of how others have used the regulatory environment to promote physical activity or healthy eating in their areas- shaping healthier places to live in.
UK Health Forum
The UK Health Forum is an alliance of organisations and public health professionals and academics working to reduce the risk of avoidable non-communicable disease at the local, national, regional and international levels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
Phone +44 (0) 20 7831 7420
For more information or feedback please contact either:
Senior Policy Researcher, UK Health Forum
Infomation Manager, UK Health Forum
How to navigate through the toolkit
The following hierarchy exists throughout this site:
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Access to healthy food
Hot food takeaways
Option / Opportunity
Section 106 levy
Barking & Dagenham
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