Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

At a Glance:

Location: Clark County, Washington

Date: 2010

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: nutrition, traffic safety, active transportation, food access, parks, meaningful work and wealth, physical activity, complete communities

Affected Population: Children and Youth, Older Adults, People Living in Poverty, People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Research Methods: Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Literature review

Community Types: urban, rural

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This HIA addressed the health implications of the Clark County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Some of the pathways and health issues explored included physical activity and food access, with special consideration to the particular health challenges that face vulnerable populations, such as low-income families.


Clark County Public Health received Active Living Research’s 2012 Translating Research to Policy Award, which recognizes exceptional use of research in making policies affecting youth physical activity levels, for this HIA.

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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