DESIGN 4 ACTIVE SACRAMENTO

WHAT WE DO

Designing for a Healthier Sacramento

D4AS Advisory Council improves public health by shaping the built environment to better support walking, biking, and other healthy activities across the Sacramento Region. The council is the outcome of participation by a local team, including WALKSacramento Former Executive Director Teri Duarte, in the 2013 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health.


Accomplishments


2015

Sacramento County Design Guidelines and Zoning Code adopted with health and active design incorporated throughout the zoning code.


2016

Hosted California’s first regional convening of planning directors and public health officers to address health and the built environment.


2015

National Plan4Health grant awarded, joining a cohort of 17 APA-APHA coalitions across the nation. 


2017

Hosted California’s second regional convening of planning directors and public health officers to address health and the built environment.


Press & Awards


National/International

Center for Active Design: International Award of Excellence

American Planning Association: National Award of Merit-Best Practice


State

California Department of Health & Human Services: Innovation Award


Local

Sacramento Valley Section American Planning Association: Innovation Award

Sacramento Environmental Commission: Environmental Commission Award

Sacramento Valley Section American Planning Association: Award of Excellence – Best Practices


Coalition Members

Adrian Engel, PE, CASp

Senior Associate Fehr & Peers

Kirin Kumar

Program Manager, California Strategic Growth Council

Teri Duarte

Land Use and Health Planner, SMAQMD

Monica Hernandez

Director of Innovation and Partnerships, SACOG

Judy Robinson

Sustainability Manager, Sacramento County

Dr. Sara Jensen Carr

Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Dr. Edie Zusman

Chief of Neurosurgery-NorthBay Medical Center/Medical Director, NorthBay Center for Neuroscience

Dr. Caroline Peck

Chief, Chronic Disease & Injury Control Division, CDPH

Dr. Mark Horton

Former Sacramento County Health Officer

Dr. Glennah Trochet

Former Sacramento County Health Officer

Dr. Charlene Hauser

Sutter Health

Dr. Olivia Kasirye

Sacramento County Health Officer

Projects

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