City of Worcester Union Hill Revitalization

At a Glance:

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Date: 2011

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Humane Housing, Lifelong Learning, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: traffic safety, active transportation, neighborhood safety, education, healthcare access, affordable housing, housing, complete communities

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: GIS mapping, Survey, stakeholder_interviews

Community Types: urban

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The City of Worcester is beginning a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Union Hill area, a neighborhood that has experienced decline in recent decades. The Worcester Division of Public Health, along with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and staff from the Worcester Office of Economic Development, will conduct a rapid health impact assessment (HIA) of the proposed strategy. Multiple city departments will be engaged in a collaborative format to address the range of needs in the community. The City anticipates that the final strategy can be refined and applied in other neighborhoods around Worcester over time.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Union Hill Health Impact Assessment

Union Hill Health Impact Assessment

This is a rapid health impact assessment that was conducted to analyze the neighborhood revitalization strategy in the Union Hill area of Worcester, Massachuset...

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