Tools & Resources

Browse the PlanH resource library of publications by category below.

For more PlanH resources visit the following sections:

Nine years ago, the Mid-Island Métis Nation (MIMN) could not pay rent, let alone develop and implement programs to tackle systemic issues in community health. MIMN’s members were doing everything they could to keep the association moving forward, from garage sales to raffles, but the future was unclear, and coordination with other Vancouver Island Métis Chartered Communities was sparse.

Outlines processes, capacities, and approaches that can achieve mutually beneficial goals in addressing chronic disease prevention and climate change.
– BC Healthy Communities

This resource explores the links between healthy communities and economic opportunities.

-All-In Nation:  An America that Works for All

The Urban Land Institute's Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment outlines evidence-supported opportunities for enhancing health outcomes in real estate developments.

Developers, owners, property managers, designers, investors, and others involved in real estate decision making can use the report’s recommendations and strategies to create places that contribute to healthier people and communities, and to enhance and preserve value by meeting growing desires for health-promoting places.

This toolkit is for people working in community development, health and community leaders who want to strengthen community resilience factors: social networks & support, positive outlook, learning, early experience, environment & lifestyle, infrastructure, sense of purpose, diverse economy, embracing differences, beliefs and leadership.

- University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland (2008)

The Building Resilient Neighbourhoods program increases the capacity of citizens to organize initiatives that build stronger relationships, improve local economies and increase self-reliance within their communities. Building Resilient Neighbourhoods is a collaborative initiative hosted by BC Healthy Communities.

Find program information on the BC Healthy Communities website.

Provides resources on how communities can join up thinking and practice to meet both climate change and health objectives.
­– BC Healthy Communities

Offers readiness assessment tools, fact sheets, and case studies.
– National Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health

Provides examples of local governments acting on the built environment.
– Built Environment and Active Transportation (BEAT)