ACHIEVING WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
WALKSacramento is a nonprofit community organization leading the region in developing safe, walkable communities that promote health and economic growth.
We work with transportation and land use planners, elected officials and community groups to create safe, walkable environments for all citizens and
particularly for children, seniors, the disabled and low-income individuals.
Connecting Planning and Health
As one of 17 national coalitions receiving funds to build greater connections between planning and health, WALKSacramento and the D4AS Coalition (which has expanded to include new community, agency, and professional affiliate partners) are providing technical assistance to local jurisdictions throughout Sacramento County.
Active Design Advocacy
Health can be a top priority in the design and development of buildings, streets, and neighborhoods. Research makes a strong case that architecture and urban planning can play a significant role in improving public health and well-being. We provide training, technical assistance, as well as research and policy support.
Health & Safety Assessments
(HIA) and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) help evaluate the potential health and safety effects of a plan, project or policy before it is built or implemented. Government agencies and developers can increase positive health and safety outcomes and minimize adverse health outcomes.
Complete Streets are Safe Streets
Complete streets are streets that are designed and operated to give safe access for all citizens. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities can safely move along and across a complete street. We can help you bring complete streets to your neighborhood. Learn how to bring complete streets to your neighborhood.
Plan4Health is a multi-year effort that strengthens the connection between planning and public health. The program is implemented in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and represents a major new collaboration between planners and public health professionals. Funding for Plan4Health was provided through an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Candace Rutt, Ph.D.