Healthy Community: A resilient place that thrives socially, environmentally, and economically by preparing for and adapting to changing conditions and the challenges they bring. In a healthy community, people have the choice of affordably living near their work - with shops, parks, schools, and locally grown food accessible by foot, bicycle, or public transit. Here, people can easily lead lifestyles that are healthful, protect the natural environment, and bolster the local economy.
The Healthy Communities effort began in 2011 with an idea that the people and organizations working tirelessly to create resilient, healthy communities should be collaborating more intentionally and sending a clear message that through better city planning, we can improve our environment, our economy, our health, and our overall quality of life in the Silicon Valley.
In 2013 we are launching a new program, the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, a program geared towards emerging leaders for Healthy Communities that want to build their advocacy skills. We will also continue to support the successful Healthy Communities Forums, with 8-10 forums planned this year!