Energize Our Neighborhoods | Healthy Communities
Studies show that where people live, learn, work and play has a tremendous impact on their health. The availability of health services and opportunities in our neighborhoods is vital to ensuring quality of life for residents. Neighborhoods that provide access to health services, healthy food, a clean and safe environment, quality education and social opportunities build healthier lives of residents. The social environment is also a key contributor to the health of our neighborhoods. Residents that create a sense of trust and connectedness are more likely to work together towards a common goal.
The Healthy Communities committee is focused on expanding access to community services for residents. We are working with non-profits, the faith-based community, residents and businesses to collaborate and align resources.
Strategic Action Plan
Learn more about the goals and projects for 2016-2017 in the Healthy Communities Committee Strategic Action Plan.
2016 Committee Projects
- Grant Awarded
The American Planning Association (APA) announced that APA Idaho's "Idaho Plan4Health Coalition" has received a $125,000 grant to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity in the Vista Neighborhood. Learn more.
- Neighborhood Clean Up Event
May 2, 2015 - Over 60 tons of garbage was collected by 100+ volunteers!
- Fourth of July Celebration
The Vista Neighborhood Association, in partnership with local churches, hosted a community celebration at Shoshone Park.