Measures for Advancing Health and Equity
This chapter seeks to provide a non-exhaustive list of measures, examples, and resources to aid proponents, lead agencies, and communities to make the planning, approval, construction, and operation of projects more inclusive and the outcomes of these projects more equitable. The measures seek to promote health equity, progress toward racial equity, and inclusion of and solidarity with marginalized, underrepresented, and vulnerable communities.
This chapter is divided into two parts: process measures that focus on facilitating greater community participation and decision-making in the process of land use planning, and outcome measures that focus on enhancing the project features and operational practices that advance equity-supportive outcomes. Figure 5-2 illustrates the navigation tree for equity measures. Use the navigation on the left to explore the process measures and outcome measures.