Blue Zones Project Scottsdale: the opportunity
The U.S. has a health problem. The percentage of the population adhering to core healthy habits has been on a rapid decline — from an already low 15 percent in 1989 to eight percent in 2009. Today, fewer than four percent of Americans engage in regular physical activity and healthy eating, don’t smoke or drink excessively and maintain a healthy weight.
Blue Zones 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.
Your support for HonorHealth Blue Zones can improve the health and economic vitality of the Scottsdale community.