The research is clear: the health of the community in which a person lives is one of the most significant factors in that person’s overall health, well-being and longevity. In other words, when it comes to your health, your zip code may be far more important than your genetic code.
The 2017 Year of Healthy Communities is dedicated to an expanded understanding of the factors that contribute to improving health everywhere we live, work, learn and play.
Over 60 partners have joined together to identify, lift up and celebrate the great work taking place statewide. At its core, the effort starts with the notion that building individual and collective momentum can enable everyone involved to reach a higher level of success. The partnership has a collective focus on integrating the viewpoints, talents and work of diverse sectors in creating healthy, thriving spaces and places. Join us to explore how we can be better together, all in the service of livability, sustainable growth, health equity and resiliency.