HUD's Healthy Communities Assessment Tool (HCAT)

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

January 2017

The Healthy Communities Assessment Tool (HCAT) is an evidence-based web platform tool that offers a comprehensive approach for evaluating factors that contribute to community health. Developed by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and part of a larger HUD Healthy Communities initiative, the HCAT is designed to evaluate physical, social, and economic service structures at the neighborhood level that support healthy living and healthy behaviors in our communities. 

Urban Institute staff worked on the HCAT team on the indicator criteria and selection, particularly in the Education and Social Inclusion domains.