We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Incubator.

The deadline to submit an application was October 16, 2020.  Applicants will be notified by November 16, 2020.  Selected projects participate in the Live Well Incubator January through October of 2021. The Live Well Arizona Incubator is designed to help communities build their capacity in equitable, place based work by providing an experienced coach.  The coach serves as a strategic thinker to help the team identify key stakeholders and strategies for including people with lived solutions. The coach helps the team to move toward solutions, …

Meet the Second Live Well Arizona Incubator Cohort

Vitalyst Health Foundation and Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities have selected five new projects to form the 2019-2020 Live Well Arizona Incubator cohort. Acting on a large body of research that our greatest predictor of differences in health and well-being is zip code, both organizations are teaming up for the Incubator in order to help stimulate geographically-based health improvement across Arizona. From improving access to health care services in rural communities to providing safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, the Incubator’s primary purpose is to catalyze …

Podcasts Out Now: Meet the 2019 Live Well Arizona Incubator teams

In 2018, the Partnership collaborated with Vitalyst Health Foundation to establish the Live Well Arizona Incubator to take our support of place-based community health improvement to a new level: specifically, to help facilitate the development of more cross-sector collaborations focused on community-informed and community-driven solutions. In a nutshell, the idea was to identify early-stage cross-sector community health projects and provide technical assistance over time, using a series of full cohort face-to-face meetings, but also by providing a coach for 10 months to help each project develop …

New Healthy Communities Incubator Kicks Off with Five Projects

Vitalyst Health Foundation and the Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities are proud to announce the first cohort of Live Well Arizona Incubator teams. Teams from across the state will work for up to ten months with experienced coaching assistance to develop place-based, cross-sector collaborative health and well-being improvement. The five selected projects are: Coffee Pot Farms – Teesto Chapter on the Navajo Nation Ya’at’eeh, Coffee Pot Farms intends to promote holistic wellness through workshops, fresh and affordable produce production and a sustainable community-supported agriculture (CSA) …

Place Matters: The Intersection of Food and Health

As part of our work to show how factors outside of health care impact health, we are launching our “Place Matters” series. In these papers, we will identify successful evidence-based practices for improving health outcomes. Our second paper in this series, “Place Matters: Food and Health,” examines the connections between food access and health. We also offer a set of solutions for improving health by improving food security and access to healthy food. Our health is inextricably tied to where we live. Having access to healthy, …

Place Matters: The Intersection of Housing and Health

As part of our work to show how factors outside of health care impact health, we are launching our “Place Matters” series. In these papers, we will identify successful evidence-based practices for improving health outcomes and demonstrate how investing in healthy communities work can result in cost savings. Our first paper in this series, “Place Matters: The Intersection of Housing and Health,” examines the connections between housing and health. We also offer a set of solutions for improving health by investing in housing. This paper was …