Healthy Communities Committee

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Healthy Communities Committee

Welcome to the Healthy Communities Committee! Health is impacted by where we live, work, learn and play. 

The APA Colorado Healthy Communities Committee (HCC) is a group of professionals that promote the creation of healthy communities in Colorado. HCC seeks to influence the planning profession by identifying opportunities and strategies that encourage the implementation of healthy community planning. HCC acts as a clearinghouse and resource for best practices and educational opportunities that encourage professionals to integrate health by promoting concepts, language, and policies in their role. As members of this committee, we infuse the recognition that planning has an effect on the determinants of community health and we promote equitable practices in planning to further support healthy community principles.


If you’re interested in learning more, sharing your community’s experience or brainstorming ways to better integrate health and planning, we’d love to hear from you!


Current Projects

  • Model Land Use Code project - on going, read more under the "Projects" tab.
  • Health and Housing Position statement - finalized and adopted by the APA CO Board December 2021.


How can you get involved?

We are a group of planning professionals that advocate for healthy communities in Colorado. We promote equitable access to healthy food and active living. You can view the entire schedule and all the Zoom information and agendas  or click the "Meetings" button above.


The current committee chairs (2022-2024) are Roshana Floyd and Liz Young-Winne.

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Healthy Communities Committee Articles

Colorado Code Project

The Healthy Communities Committee is currently working on the Colorado Code Project that will identify land use codes in Colorado that are promoting health and equity and using best practices in language and framing of healthy community concepts. The intent of the toolkit is to help encourage and assist other communities in adopting land use codes that promote healthy communities. 

Healthy Communities Committee Meetings

For 2022, the Healthy Communities Committee will meet every six weeks on Thursday between noon - 1 PM on zoom. . 

All meetings are held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM via Zoom.



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