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Activate Jacksonville

We are taking part in the global movement that has improved health and well-being for entire communities and cities. This new way of thinking and working will enhance the places we live, work, learn, and play.


Blue Zones is the proven innovator for improving the well-being of large populations, with remarkable success in cities, businesses, and states across America.

This work begins at a time when public focus is, more than ever, on the interconnectedness of our health to that of our friends and neighbors in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. As a proven and comprehensive solution to influencing social determinants of health and improving health equity, the Blue Zones approach of strengthening community well-being will be more critical than ever as we navigate recovery.
Blue Zones global experts are performing a Readiness Assessment, a structured exploration of the Jacksonville area. They are working with our local community leaders and organizations to learn and assess the state of our well-being. Becoming a Blue Zones Community is a three-phase process, and the Readiness Assessment is the first step.

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Blue Zones experts collaborated with leaders to assess readiness and build a plan for change. Read the report of our findings below.

Blue Zones Jacksonville Assessment, Readiness, and Feasibility Report


Blue Zones engages individual community members through online health and well-being assessments, the True Vitality® Test and True Happiness® Test, and an interactive Blue Zones® Life Challenge. All are available for free to all community members as part of the program. These customized online tools are designed to help raise individual awareness surrounding personal health and well-being, with the goal of increasing overall life expectancy.

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The Blue Zones Activate team is comprised of a range of inspirational, innovative community transformation and well-being experts.

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“In an age when poor health seems so intractable, you’ve taken this community from a place of resignation to a place of hope.”

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Former U.S. Surgeon General after his orientation to the Blue Zones work in the Beach Cities, California

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Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in the Jacksonville area. Together, we can make our community a healthier, happier place to live, work, and play.

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Using evidence-based lessons of longevity from the blue zones, we optimize the Life Radius, where we live, work, learn, and play.


Life Radius

Blue Zones Activate focuses on optimizing the Life Radius or the area close to home where we spend 90 percent of our lives.

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Residents of the original blue zones regions live in very different parts of the world. Yet they have nine commonalities that lead to longer, healthier lives.

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