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Better by Design

Our physical environment can promote better health — or inhibit it. This series looks at five topics in neighborhood design that play key roles in health.

compilationThe Colorado Health Institute's Better by Design series focused on how our physical environment promotes — or inhibits — our health. In this set of briefs, we dive into this growing area of health policy that brings together city planners, real estate developers, urban gardeners, healthy living advocates and others. Follow the series for a fresh and informative approach to defining health through five crucial topics: walkability, financing for healthy design, food desserts, housing and transportation.

Click on the map below to explore food deserts by Census tract.