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Activate Riverside County

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

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For information on Activate Palm Springs click here.


Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Public Health, along with local leaders, is working with Blue Zones to Activate Riverside, Banning, Mead Valley, French Valley, Corona, and Coachella to make them healthier places to live, work, grow up, and grow old.



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





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Mead Valley

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French Valley

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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.

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

Get Involved

Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in Riverside, Banning, Mead Valley, French Valley, and Coachella. 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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The Blue Zones Project Approach

Blue Zones success story

The Story of Lynn Stansbury

Blue Zones Project Southwest Florida