Health by Design

  • Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways
  • Health
  • Transportation

Website
http://healthbydesignonline.org

Primary Contact
Kim Irwin
Executive Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

Health by Design, or HbD, an Alliance for Health Promotion initiative, is a coalition that exists to ensure that communities throughout Indiana have neighborhoods, public spaces and transportation infrastructure that promote physical activity and healthy living. HbD helps create healthy, thriving communities by convening diverse partners, educating on best-practices, facilitating dialogue, promoting smart design, providing technical assistance and advocating for policy change. By raising awareness, providing education and encouragement, and monitoring how the places we create affect how well we live, HbD champions a built environment that promotes active living and protects the natural environment.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Health by Design is working on the following actions:

Transportation

Strategy

Develop sustainable funding model for multimodal transportation infrastructure, operation and maintenance.

Action

Develop bipartisan taskforce to advocate for allocation of funds, and create revenue generation and/or city budget reallocation for multimodal transportation options, including transit, greenways, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

10%

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Status on February 6, 2017
Preliminary research and some initial conversations have been completed.
Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Develop a pedestrian plan.

Action

Review gap analysis of existing Greenways plan conducted by Plan 2020 fellow

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

June 30, 2018

Progress

0%

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Status on February 6, 2017
Greenways, Bikeways & Waterways

Strategy

Develop a pedestrian plan.

Action

Develop and adopt pedestrian plan for county that supports barrier-free and accessible (ADA) environments, furthers complete streets and informs future infrastructure and transportation planning and implementation

Start Date:

August 1, 2015

Completion Date:

April 30, 2016

Progress

100%

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Status on May 4, 2016
The Marion County Pedestrian Plan was completed and adopted by the Metropolitan Development Commission on May 4, 2016 as transportation element of the Comprehensive Plan for Indianapolis and Marion County.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the burden of chronic disease, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight (through the partnership with JumpIN), and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Remain a partner of the Top10 Coalition to address the built environment as it relates to human health

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

20%

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Status on February 6, 2017
Health by Design was an active participant in the Top 10 Coalition throughout 2016.