Who We Are
Healthy Communities initiatives take a community-based approach to the creation
of neighborhoods, towns, cities, or counties that support mental, social, and
physical health. CCCD’s Healthy
Communities staff members have expertise in urban planning, community
development, community organizing, research, evaluation, and marketing and
outreach, and most are bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
show that health is correlated to zip code, based in large part to access to
factors such as fresh air, clean water, healthy food stores, open space,
recreational spaces, and safe streets. Neighborhood factors affect our stress
levels, our ability to eat nutritiously, and our ability to get exercise, and
our exposure to toxic chemicals. Healthy
communities can mean different things to different people, so a meaningful
resident-led process is necessary for true healthy communities to be developed.
Our vision is that all people live in a community that enables them to live
Who We Assist
partners with diverse communities throughout Colorado and the United States.
Our scopes range in size, with experience conducting site planning and design
for 1-acre areas, such as school yards, to assisting entire counties to conduct
a comprehensive planning process.
How We Are Different
approach brings resident voices and ideas to the fore-front of planning and
implementation phases. We set up an equal partnership between residents,
consultants, and agencies rather than outside agencies dictating to residents
what they need. In addition, CCCD is able to provide an innovative approach due
to our location within the University of Colorado Denver’s College of
Architecture and Planning. By utilizing
graduate students in some aspects of the process, we are able to provide
services that tend to affordable for small budgets.
Areas of Expertise (looking for a list of
planning and facilitation