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PLACE Program (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments)
The PLACE Program is dedicated to fostering policy change that supports the development of healthy, safe and active environments for all Los Angeles County residents.

Active Transportation Program Cycle 3 Grant Support
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has developed guidance to assist applicants with Question 5 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 3 grant application. This guide provides information on how to improve ATP projects to support public health, data sources by project type, and example statements to complete both sections of Question 5.

DPH is also available to provide letters of support. Please review DPH’s guidance document, complete a draft of Question 5, and complete DPH’s ATP Letter of Support template prior to contacting us. Please submit your request by email to Chanda Singh ( no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The Public Health Alliance of Southern California has prepared additional guidance to assist applicants in how to assess whether a proposed project qualifies as a disadvantaged community using the California Environmental Screening (CES) tool. While application guidance has been provided by Caltrans, PHA’s document may provide additional clarity on how to quickly access a project’s CES score.

Gold Eagle Award
The Los Angeles County Healthy Design Workgroup (HDW) was honored in 2015 by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission for the work of the HDW Grants Committee. This committee works to increase funding for healthy design plans and projects; maximize the effectiveness of grant development and implementation across departments; and improve health and mobility in high need unincorporated areas. Since 2013, the committee has submitted 23 grants requesting $37 million dollars. Of these, 14 grants have been awarded for $16.4 million, and approximately $9 million remain outstanding. For this accomplishment, in October 2015, the HDW Grants Committee was awarded the Gold Eagle Award by the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission at its 29th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Program.

Go Human Campaign
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) launched the Go Human campaign this fall. Go Human is a campaign to encourage Southern Californians to use human-powered transportation and change how we think about others on the road. The campaign consists of an advertising campaign to promote traffic safety, the development of resources and toolkits for cities and organizations and the support of events across the region that encourage walking and biking. DPH is an active partner on this campaign. Learn more at Go Human.

City of Los Angeles Vision Zero
On August 24, 2015, City of Los Angeles’ Mayor Garcetti signed his 10th Executive Directive, launching a citywide Vision Zero initiative. The directive establishes that safety is the number one priority when designing and building streets and sidewalks. The City aims to reduce traffic fatalities citywide by 20% by 2017, and eliminate traffic fatalities citywide by 2025. To learn more more about the initiative, please visit the City’s Vision Zero website.

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