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Addressing Health Equity in Metropolitan Planning

The Healthy Regions Planning Exchange brings together practitioners, advocates, and community-based representatives from across the US to address structural issues that influence health and equity in regional planning.


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By putting community needs first, we can ensure that federal funding is used to build and restore health equity as well as the nation’s infrastructure.
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Although it will take years to break down barriers to health equity, real progress is taking place across the United States. These are some of the regions showing the way.
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Events & Symposiums

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Event Highlight

Health Equity in Action

In December, 2021, participants from the Planning Exchange candidly described their efforts to advance healthy equity during the program’s first-ever public convening.


Vanessa Barrios
Manager, Advocacy Programs, Regional Plan Association
Carmina Calderon
Community Organizer, Colectivo Poder Comunitario
Carol Hardeman
Director, Hill District Consensus Group
Chloe Gurin-Sands
Manager of Health Equity and Planning, Metropolitan Planning Council
Tatewin Means
Executive Director Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Dr. Herminia Palacio
President & CEO, Guttmacher Institute
Pamela Russo
Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Kate Slevin
Executive Vice President, Regional Plan Association
Laura Tolkoff
Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
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