1. Timeline/Schedule for Community Site visit
2. Save the dates/times
3. Subcommittee updates/reports --> call for extra help/assistance on projects?
4. Key leader contacts (fill in the gaps?)
5. Next meeting Wednesday March 28th at noon at chamber of commerce
Greater Yakima Chamber Committee - Yakima Health & Wellbeing Coalition
Kate Gottlieb - Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, Nourish Wellness
Chamber Representative - Thane Phelan
Vision: To become the healthiest city in America
Mission: The mission of the Yakima Wellbeing Coalition is to bring together Yakima’s largest employers, businesses, city stakeholders, and interested citizens with the common goal of bringing the Blue Zones Project® to Yakima.
The Blue Zones Project® is a community wellbeing improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks which ultimately promotes change to daily healthy habits so that everyone can live longer, feel better and be happier.
Discover the Blue Zones Project approach - Click here
See Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones TEDMED talk viewed by over 2 million people - Click here
Albert Lea, Minnesota, was featured on the popular Irish television show Operation Transformation. Check out their impressive transformation as a Blue Zones Community, including a 90 percent increase in community satisfaction, a 40 percent drop in city worker healthcare costs, a 25 percent increase in property values, a 40 percent increase in biking and walking, and three years of life added by program participants. Albert Lea, Minnesota: Operation Transformation - Click here