Between 2006- 2012, Design for Health (DFH) was a collaborative project that bridged the gap between the emerging research base on community design and healthy living and the everyday realities of local government planning. The project went through several phases
- Program design (2004-2006)
- Phase1 (2006-2008), a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Cornell University and the University of Colorado, that assisted 19 cities and counties in Minnesota preparing comprehensive plans, transportation plans, and other guidelines and ordinances.
- Phase 2 (2009-2012), involved disseminating information about the connections between health and planning.