Your comments will be graded on how well they meet the Discussion Requirements posted under “Before You Begin.”

  • Based on the required reading, which principles of a healthy community are most important to you? Why?
  • What would you tell the mayor about the health of your community? For full credit, be sure to mention ways your community is and is not healthy. Let us know which community you are writing about.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (2016). Healthy community design. Retrieved from

[Please watch the Healthy Community Design Streaming Video and read the downloadable PowerPoint presentation linked at the top. Additionally, read the “Data on Healthy Community Design” by clicking “Fact Sheets” on the menu box to your left.]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2018). Determinants of health. Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2016). Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators.Retrieved from

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2014). Public Health Learning Modules-Module 1: Using Healthy People 2020 to Improve Population Health. Part Two: What is Healthy People? Retrieved from

[Note: Video runtime is just over 7 minutes]

World Health Organization [WHO] (1997). The Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century. Retrieved Nov 26, 2019 from

World Health Organization [WHO] (1986). Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Retrieved Nov 26, 2019 from

[Note: the WHO readings are landmarks in the transition from disease prevention to health promotion, so they provide a historic perspective to the field]

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