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 its new collaborative, and also to produce a solid strategy and work plan going forward.
So how is it going so far? The Vitalyst Spark podcast sat down with teams in the 2019 Incubator cohort to find out:
South Mountain WORKS Coalition – South Phoenix
Shomari Jackson, Project Lead for the South Mountain WORKS Coalition, and Reverend Sanghoon Yoo, President of the Faithful City delve into thoughts about their coalition and its experience with the Live Well Incubator.
Coffee Pot Farms – Navajo Nation
Cherilyn Yazzie and Michael Hester share the story of Coffee Pot Farms and delve into their experience with the Live Well Incubator.
Cobre Valley Collaborative – Globe/Miami
Globe’s Economic Development Director Linda Oddonetto shares the story of the Cobre Valley Collaborative.
Better Together Southern Arizona – Sahuarita
Sit-in “live” as Penny Pestle shares the story of the newly re-branded Better Together Southern Arizona Coalition (referred to in this recording by its previous name – the Sustainable Families Coalition).
For more information about the Live Well Arizona Incubator program, please visit our Incubator page.