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 launched the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, a program geared towards emerging leaders for Healthy Communities that want to build their advocacy skills. We will inform our members about when the next Healthy Communities Leadership Academy application opens.
New 2014 Series! After three years of providing Healthy Communities Forums since 2011, we recently decided that it is time to get out of the classroom and "Experience" everything we have learned. Each "Experience" will include tours of various kinds, such as (but not limited to) walking, biking, bus, train, and site-seeing of downtowns, great housing developments, certified facilities, urban farms, and the outdoors. Each tour aims to build a stronger community of people working toward our vision.