Building a Healthier Heartland
Built environment is simply the infrastructure that makes up our community surroundings – human-built structures such as homes, schools and workplaces, transportation systems including roads and rail, green spaces such as parks and trails, and our energy and water networks. These factors affect numerous choices we make every day that can impact our health, including how we commute to work, what we eat, drink, and breathe, and how we play.
At the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, we envision built environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Communities with safe roads, clean air and water, sustainable buildings, adequate outdoor space for the community – all of the things that provide individuals the best opportunity to live healthy lives.