Health by Design collaborates across
sectors and disciplines to ensure communities in
Indiana and beyond have neighborhoods, public
spaces, and infrastructure that promote healthy,
active living.

Health by Design is invested in four core program areas: walking, biking, transit and land use. Our strategic goals are to:

  • Embed health equity in Health by Design’s systems, practices, policies, and activities

  • Strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of Health by Design

  • Increase equitable, safe, accessible, convenient and connected options for walking, biking and public transit

  • Encourage responsible land use

  • Expand Healthy Communities efforts to include upstream strategies that address complex system change

The built environment, consisting of transportation systems and land use patterns, has both direct and indirect impacts on public health.

By advocating for and implementing policy, systems and environmental change strategies that address the built environment, Health by Design strives to impact individual, population and community health.

Health by Design board members, staff and partners invite you to get involved! Everyone has a role to play, personally and/or professionally, in achieving vibrant, thriving communities that help all people live active, healthier lives.

  • Walk or bike an errand when possible

  • Keep your sidewalk clean and clear

  • Attend a partner meeting

  • Make a donation to support our work
  • Organize a neighborhood walk audit

  • Sign-up for our e-newsletter

  • Volunteer for a committee

  • Contact your elected officials about funding priorities


The Health by Design coalition consists of more than 300 organizations and 3,000 individuals representing various sectors and disciplines across Indiana and beyond. Our success is directly attributable to the strong partnerships that have been cultivated and nurtured for more than a decade. Together we have achieved countless planning, policy and project successes that help to ensure safe, accessible and connected transportation networks for all Hoosiers, regardless of age, ability or income. To learn more about Health by Design, partnership opportunities and getting involved, email


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