DESIGN 4 ACTIVE SACRAMENTO

ABOUT D4AS

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin

Design 4 Active Sacramento (D4AS) is a multidisciplinary cross-sector team of planners, engineers, public health, and private health care professionals working to advance health and physical activity through community design.

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.

Adrian Engel – PE, Lead AP 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 of Health, University of Hawaii

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

A Look at the Accomplishments of D4As

September 2015

Sacramento County Design Guidelines and Zoning Code adopted with health and active design incorporated throughout

November 2015

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

May 2016

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

June 2017

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

Present

Continue to advance Active Design at local, state, and national level


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

Publications

Webinars

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