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“The idea of building communities that are walkable, bikeable, and green, designed for people to live in them, to exercise in them, to help them be fit—it aids in the violence reduction activity because it helps with mental health, it helps with community engagement, it helps with community cohesion,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association.

Locally, in Redding CA if you are tuned in to promoting a healthy community, you will already be familiar with Shasta Living StreetsHealthy ShastaShasta CAN (Coalition for Activity and Nutrition), Shasta Food Group, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Redding Parks and Recreation, Walk This Way at Turtle Bay and First 5 Shasta.

Regionally, ChangeLab Solutions is an Oakland-based non-profit focused on creating healthier communities for all through better laws and policies for the common good. Their innovative solutions address all aspects of a just, vital and thriving community, like food, housing, child care, schools, transportation, public safety, jobs, and the environment. Learn how ChangeLab Solutions accomplishes this, and contact them to start making change in our community. Join ChangeLab Solutions in the social media dialogue on public health (#phealth) on Facebook and Twitter.