Healthy Communities Program

Under this program, MCPHD works to incorporate health priorities into City-County plans, processes, and projects, to reduce chronic disease levels in Marion County. Our Healthy Communities Planner engages in a number of activities to achieve this, including:


  • Encouraging land uses in Marion County that promote physical activity levels by reviewing all City-County land use or rezoning petitions and providing recommendations.
  • Representing the health department and chronic disease reduction priorities on all important City-County planning efforts by sitting on stakeholder groups and project teams.
  • Developing training and presentations for Health Department and City- County government staff on “Health in all Policies” and the relationship between urban planning and health priorities.