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Activate South Phoenix

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

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Equality Health Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona, Valley of the Sun United Way, and other community partners are supporting the Blue Zones Activate effort to help make the South Phoenix area a healthier and happier place to live, work, and thrive.

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

In this phase, Blue Zones global experts are performing a Readiness Assessment, a structured exploration of South Phoenix. 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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Activate South Phoenix Community Leadership Event

Community leaders and residents were invited to the kickoff event. Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder, New York Times bestselling author, and National Geographic Explorer, gave the keynote address.

WHEN: Monday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center Phoenix

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What We Do

READINESS ASSESSMENT

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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FREE TOOLS

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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MEET THE EXPERTS

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

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 South Phoenix. 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.

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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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POWER 9

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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