Develop a comprehensive community health and wellness element for the City of Richmond General Plan update that will ensure that the health of Richmond residents is a critical component of policy options guiding the future development of the city.
PolicyLink and Moore Iacofano Goltsman (MIG), Inc.PolicyLink
The City of Richmond has contracted with MIG, Inc. – a private planning and design consulting firm founded in 1981 with extensive experience in engaging communities in planning processes for public and private agencies – to undertake a comprehensive General Plan update. MIG will incorporate a health element into the larger plan, which would represent the first time that any city in the U.S. made such an explicit commitment to considering health outcomes through its general plan. While not included in the original scope of work, the City of Richmond has approved the creation of a health policy element (HPE). Because of the precedent-setting nature of the project, the resulting plan will be widely publicized, and lessons learned will be disseminated to a broad array of audiences.
PolicyLink will serve as the fiscal agent, provide oversight of the project, provide advice on design and implementation, assist in capturing lessons learned, and disseminate those lessons to key audiences.