The category contains information in the following sub-categories: City Health Development Plan, Health Impact Assessment, Healthy Urban Planning, Healthy Ageing.
The category Case Studies shows examples of best practices on City Health Development plans and the three Healthy Cities core themes 3+1 (healthy ageing, healthy urban planning and health impact assessment +active living) in the phase IV (2003-2008). The cities present proven solutions to the issues considering the citizen’s wellbeing.
City Health Development Plan
City Health Development Plan (CHDP) is a strategic plan of the city aiming at the integration of health and wellbeing aspects into the city planning processes. The CHDP is a shared strategy of several sectors and actors whose policies and activities have an influence on health in a city.
Health Impact Assessment
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool to assess the potential effects a policy, programme or project may have on the health of a population. The topic gives examples of the procedures, methods and tools the cities are using to assess health impacts, and ways to integrate HIA in the decision making process.
Healthy Urban Planning
The purpose of Healthy Urban Planning is to emphasize health considerations during the planning process, programmes and projects and to find a balance between social, environmental and economic pressures. The sub-category tells about the cities’ actions to achieve this goal.
Healthy Ageing is about the ability to live a healthy, safe and socially inclusive life, despite of one’s age. This sub-category presents examples on how to generate local political commitment and to intro-duce policies and planning processes that will ensure a holistic and well-balanced approach to the health of older people.
Active Living/ Physical Activity
Active Living is any physical activity that benefits health. At the city level the goal is to improve the conditions supportive to a healthy lifestyle. The sub-category offers descriptions and experiences on how Physical Activity/Active Living is linked as a cross-cutting for the other themes.
Other experiences can be included in this sub-category. These are for example descriptions about the public health priorities of WHO, nationally or at the local level, developing equity, social determinants, non-communicable diseases, mental health, HIV/AIDS, child health, migrants and public health crisis.