Madison Heights

At a Glance:

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Date: 2014

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Belonging and Civic Muscle, Humane Housing, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: food access, noise, nutrition, parks, affordable housing, healthcare access, active transportation, traffic safety, belonging and civic muscle, physical activity, housing, housing

Research Methods: Primary research, Qualitative research, Stakeholder Interviews, Survey

Community Types: urban

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS), in partnership with the Local Iniative Support Corporation (LISC), the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, and the Maricopa County Department of Health, conducted an HIA on the redevelopment of Madison Heights, a public housing unit near Phoenix, Arizona. The HIA examined the potential health effect of the development proposal through access to transportation, access to recreation, youth engagement, crime, and safety.

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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