Healthy Community

Concept

The concept of "Healthy Community" exists at both a physical and virtual level, and uses a "utopian vision" of Blue Zones as a likely unachievable target but something to shoot for.

At a grassroots level, people start by identifying as Healthy Community "citizens". There's a checklist that they fill out and receive their "designation" and "badge" in a "ceremony". They then work within their neighbourhoods to get more citizens and come together as a "Healthy Community Neighbourhood", another checklist including projects they're working on together.

There are also designations for:

  • Healthy Community School
  • Healthy Community Corporation (business)
  • Healthy Community Organization (support organization, NFP, etc.)
  • Healthy Community Restaurant
  • Healthy Community Practitioner
  • Healthy Community Grocery Store
  • Healthy Community Church
  • Etc.

Once a threshold is met, they get a Healthy Community designation. Then they challenge other communities to become Healthy Communities cool