Globeville and Elyria Swansea Neighborhood Plan HIA

At a Glance:

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: 2014

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Lifelong Learning, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: food access, healthcare access, clean air, neighborhood safety, education, employment, meaningful work and wealth, noise, parks, traffic safety, clean water, complete communities

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, Children and Youth, People Living in Poverty, Urban Communities

Research Methods: Quantitative research, Qualitative research, Primary research, Literature review, Survey

Community Types: urban

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The Denver Environmental Health Department is conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) of the neighborhood plans for two North Denver neighborhoods: Globeville and Elyria Swansea. The neighborhood plans are currently being updated through a community engagement process. The HIA will make recommendations for neighborhood planning changes that can positively impact health in these communities with historically high health disparities.

The HIA will explore potential impacts to health through environmental quality, access to goods and services, connectivity and mobility, community safety, and mental wellbeing-which are all areas of concern expressed by residents of the Globeville and Elyria Swansea neighborhoods.

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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