Tumalo Community Plan

At a Glance:

Location: Tumalo, Oregon

Date: 2010

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

Determinants of Health: healthcare access, nutrition, belonging and civic muscle, active transportation, parks, traffic safety, physical activity, built environment

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: Primary research, Qualitative research, Literature review

Community Types: urban

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This HIA was designed to examine the health implications of policies contained within a proposed community plan for Tumalo, Oregon. The Tumalo Community Plan (TCP) was one small part of a larger, comprehensive 20-year plan update for Deschutes County. The determinants of health that were assessed by this HIA include: physical activity; traffic safety; “rural livability,” which often speaks to social capital/cohesion; access to goods and services; and frequency of recreation. Recommendations centered around three primary objectives: 1) improving the safety and accessibility of the major highway that runs through town; 2) creating new parks and other necessary infrastructure to maximize the safe and healthy use of riverfront property as a recreational facility; and 3) building trails or other connections between existing recreational facilities—such as Tumalo State Park—and downtown, local schools and businesses.

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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