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Your zip code may be more important to your health than your genetic code

More often than not, your zip code is a pretty good indicator of your health. What makes some neighborhoods healthier places to live than others?

As Clark County Public Health examines the ways that our neighborhoods and our built environment impact our health, we are preparing a health chapter for the 2016 Clark County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan update. The updated plan will include policies and strategies for improving the long-term health of our community. We call this effort Growing Healthier.

How our built environment – the places we live, work, learn, and play – affects our health

Something as simple as a sidewalk can improve your health and the health of your neighbors by encouraging walking for recreation or travel. Research shows that there are key features of communities that influence health, such as parks, safe streets, public gathering places, and easy access to healthy food. Growing Healthier will identify opportunities to improve the health of Clark County residents through changes to the built environment.

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