Built Environment


The built environment we live in has profound impacts on our lives and our health. Learning how it impacts us, and how we can improve the built environment, offers ways for us to improve our health. A report from Sprawl Watch shows how the kinds of factors that impact us include "housing characteristics, land-use patterns, transportation choices, or architectural or urban-design decisions." Here are some more resources to help you find ways to improve your community for yourself, your family, and your friends..


The Impact of the Built Environment on Community Health


Centers for Disease Control:

Prevention Institute: Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation. Read neighborhood-level stories about changes people have made in their environments. People have worked on issues related to food, community gardens, reducing traffic and pollution, and many other issues. 


Here's a report from the US Green Building Council hat shows the impact of road design and traffic flow decisions on our risks for injury and illness.

Local Resources: Get involved

Find out about what's going on in your community. Find ways to get involved and help improve the community you live in.





Health Care Agency
2323 Knoll Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5110
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5223
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-6830
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5101
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
805-933-8600
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805-652-6000
HCA Human Resources
2323 Knoll Drive 
Ventura, CA 93003
805-677-5184
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036
805-981-5050