On Monday, May 27, 2013, all services will be closed at Columbus Public Health for the Memorial Day holiday.
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Betsy A. Pandora, MCRP
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The mission of the Healthy Places program is to enhance healthy and active living. We do this through the policies and practices that impact how we built the places we live, work and play. These “Healhty Places” make it easier to be more active as part of everyday life.
The Healthy Places program works to create an environment that is built in a way that encourages walkability, bikeability and physical activity -- called the built environment.
The built environment includes the physical elements added to the natural environment to create our community, like our buildings, road systems, parks, neighborhoods, civic buildings, and schools.
The Healthy Places Coordinator is available to speak to development professionals (architects, developers, engineers, planners, etc), health professionals, and community groups (area commissions, civic associations, faith-based institutions, etc.). Her contact information is listed to on this page to the right.
Columbus Neighborhood Walking Maps
Walking maps are being created for neighborhoods throughout the city to add more physical activity to everyday life.
Find your neighborhood walking map.
Columbus Art Walks
Walking routes and a self-guided audio tour of interesting public art, architecture and landmarks. See the Art Walks that are currently available.
Creating Healthier, Safer Neighborhoods
Learn how health matters to your neighborhood, create a walking map and review development proposals.Healthy Places Healthier, Safer Neighborhoods
Creating Safe Routes to School
Keep your child safe when walking or biking to school.Healthy Places Mapping Safe Routes to School
Healthy Places Facebook Posts
Information about health and the built environment. Become a fan of Columbus Public Health on Facebook to receive notice of new posts.
About the Healthy Places Approach
Goal Setting can make or break your physical activity routine.
Build Endurance to reach your goals.
Health benefits of physical activity include weight loss, a healthy heart, and improved mood for all ages.
Safety is a necessity for all forms of exercise, including walking.
Start a Walking Group and make new friends while you exercise.
Live an Active Lifestyle in Columbus by taking advantage of local parks and safe walking routes.