Activate Petaluma

The Petaluma Health Care District is launching the Blue Zones Activate effort to help make Petaluma a healthier place to live, belong, and grow older.

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

In this phase, Blue Zones global experts are performing a Readiness Assessment, a structured exploration of Petaluma. They are working with our local community leaders and organizations to learn and assess the state of our well-being. The Readiness Assessment marks the first step in a three-phase process of becoming a Blue Zones Community.



Blue Zones Presentation to the Petaluma Health Care District Board of Directors

Community Assessment Report Highlights and Proposal for Next Steps

CLICK HERE to read the completed Petaluma Assessment, Readiness, and Feasibility Report

Past Events

Community Kick-Off Event

Community leaders and residents were invited to the kickoff event. Tony Buettner, Blue Zones national spokesperson and former expedition member, gave the keynote address.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Life Christian Fellowship

Listen to the Presentation

Community Value Presentation
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Community Focus Groups
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Friends @ 5 Social Event
WHEN: Wednesday, May 18; 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


What We Do



Blue Zones experts will collaborate with leaders to assess readiness and build a plan for change. During this period we will: Educate and mobilize local leaders and residents, evaluate the community’s current state of well-being, identify the highest priority strengths, challenges and opportunities, and produce and present a plan for community transformation.

Frequently Asked Questions


Blue Zones engages individual community members through online health and well-being assessments, the True Vitality® Test and True Happiness® Test. 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.

Meet the Team

“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

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

Get Involved

Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in the Petaluma 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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