We spend the majority of our time indoors in our homes, schools and workplaces. Outside of that, we spend time in our neighborhoods, cities and natural environments.
The way we design and build our communities (known as the built environment) and how we treat the natural environment affects our health. Our built environments can promote or prevent access to parks, schools, public transportation, healthy foods and health care services.
This page provides resources to learn more about health concerns in our neighborhoods and the indoor spaces in which we spend so much of our time.