Healthy community design links public health benefits to community design. State and local governments are increasingly seeing the value of incorporating walking and biking opportunities and access to health foods into land use, transportation, education, agriculture and health policies. “Healthy community design” means designing and planning for development that achieves health goals in addition to other community goals, such as urban revitalization or economic development.
Healthy communities policies include farm-to-school, complete streets, safe routes to school, community gardens, financing for healthy food retail in “food deserts” among other policies. This section also covers legislation dealing with tattoos, scarring, and tattoo parlors.