Healthy Communities and public policy: four success stories

Public Health Rep. 2000 Mar-Jun;115(2-3):212-5. doi: 10.1093/phr/115.2.212.


As Healthy Communities initiatives mature, many of them are discovering that their work in building community consensus for improved health care and other quality-of-life issues can be transformed into public policy. This article shows how Healthy Communities initiatives have had important effects on policy making at both the county and state level in several cities and states.

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Community Health Planning / standards
  • Community Participation
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Health Care Coalitions / organization & administration*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration
  • Health Promotion / standards
  • Humans
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Pennsylvania
  • Policy Making
  • Public Policy*
  • Quality of Life
  • Vermont