Meet the Second Live Well Arizona Incubator Cohort

Vitalyst Health Foundation and the 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 …

Podcasts Out Now: The Live Well Arizona Incubator Parts 1, 2 and 3

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) …

Announcing the Live Well Arizona Incubator

Improving the well-being of all Arizonans cannot be the work of health care or public health professionals alone; instead we need practitioners from multiple sectors working together with community members to improve the underlying conditions where people live. The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities and Vitalyst Health Foundation are partnering to support efforts that reflect this cross-sector approach in communities throughout Arizona through our Live Well Arizona Incubator.  Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 Live Well Arizona Incubator. More information about the 2020-2021 Incubator applications will …

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 …