Goodhue County Zoning Districts

At a Glance:

Location: Goodhue County, Minnesota

Date: 2015

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Humane Housing, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: clean air, nutrition, affordable housing, parks, clean water, physical activity, housing, complete communities

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: Literature review, Qualitative research, Quantitative research, Focus Groups, Primary research

Community Types: urban, rural

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Goodhue County Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Goodhue County Land Use Management Department, will conduct an HIA to inform decisions around the county’s zoning districts. The assessment will provide information on the potential health benefits resulting from the creation of bike and walking trails in recreational areas, as well as the possible negative impacts caused by construction industrial operations, such as more cases of respiratory illnesses related to increased traffic. The HIA will also consider the potential impact of housing displacement on residents’ mental health if land-use changes require relocation.

This HIA is funded through support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

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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