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Blue Zones Project Scottsdale


Blue Zones lifestyleImagine a community where the very environment we live in supports a healthier lifestyle and contributes to your well-being. Where programs and services are readily available to help everyone live a longer and higher quality life.

That is the Blue Zones vision. And your gift to HonorHealth’s Blue Zones Project Scottsdale initiative will be directed towards community-led well-being improvements designed to make healthy choices easier through changes to Scottsdale’s environment, policies and social networks.

We have a unique opportunity before us—to create a community known for making a healthy lifestyle available to all. Your gift to this mission will help leave a legacy of better health for generations to come.

"Taking part in the global movement proven to improve health and well-being with other like-minded organizations further solidifies our commitment to go beyond the traditional expectations of a healthcare system and furthering our mission to improve the health and well-being of those we serve."
— Todd LaPorte, CEO, HonorHealth

An exponential impact

An initial assessment indicates that Scottsdale can make significant, positive and lasting changes through a partnership with Blue Zones. For HonorHealth, the Blue Zones aligns with our mission to be more than a hospital—to influence and improve overall well-being for our community.

The 10-year impact of a Blue Zones transformation include:

  • Projected medical cost saving of ~$183.6M
  • Reduction in projected workforce lost productively of ~$318.3M
  • These two sources of value result in a projected ~$226 average annual per capita medical saving and productivity improvement value for the adult population over the next decade
  • Approximately $104.5M of direct and indirect benefits to the regional economy

About Blue Zones Project Scottsdale

Blue Zones Project Scottsdale is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier. Backed by decades of research on rare longevity hotspots where people thrive into their 100s, Blue Zones helps communities transform by making lasting changes to the environment in which people live, work and play.

HonorHealth and the City of Scottsdale are bringing together civic, business and community leaders to work with Blue Zones to identify and validate the key characteristics necessary to bring a Blue Zones transformation to Scottsdale.

The partnership kickoff includes a health readiness assessment to determine if the Scottsdale community can become a “blue zone” or a place where the entire community can live significantly longer, healthier and more active lives.

The focus will be on sustainable, long-term environmental changes that strengthen social ties, enhance surroundings and sharpen living policies to help people live healthier, longer and better lives.