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The Case for Healthy Places is a free report of peer-reviewed research on healthy placemaking initiatives that offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and case studies for health institutions, community organizations, and other partners. 

Produced with generous support from Kaiser Permanente and Anne T. and Robert Bass, this important study focuses on five key areas: 

  • Social Support & Interaction
  • Play & Active Recreation
  • Green & Natural Environments
  • Healthy Food
  • Walking & Biking

The final chapter addresses health care institutions, detailing ways in which they can take action to become placemaking champions in the communities they serve. 

The Case for Healthy Spaces

Supplementary materials are also available that include key findings and recommendations from the report, as well as a brief introduction to placemaking:

Download the Healthy Places Booklet

Download the Healthy Places Poster

Alberta Health Services provides weekly health and wellness articles to help Albertans live a healthy life; find all archived articles here

MyHealth Alberta was built by the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. It provides health information and tools made for Albertans.

MyHealth Records has been added where Albertan can access their personal health records after creating a secure account to access their immunization records, medication records and lab test records. It also contains tools (track mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals) to help manage health better.