Macon, Georgia Second Street Redevelopment Plan

At a Glance:

Location: Macon, Georgia

Date: 2013

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

Determinants of Health: food access, healthcare access, transit system, built environment

Affected Population: People Living in Poverty, People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Research Methods: Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health to conduct an HIA to explore the health impact associated with the redevelopment of a downtown corridor in Macon, Georgia. The population in the study area faces a variety of health challenges, such as low socioeconomic status and educational achievement, and high rates of crime and chronic disease. Additionally, the study area includes a substantial number of vacant and underutilized industrial properties, and lacks healthy food sources as well as transportation access to anchor institutions.

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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