Build and keep up community recreation areas.
- As cities are developing their plans to rebuild, develop and/or update their communities, commit to developing designated walking areas.
- Lobby your local elected officials to designate a Community Walking Day for the whole community to get out of their cars and walk to the local store or ride their bikes to the cleaners.
- Schedule a beautification day for your neighborhood by gathering your neighbors to get active while cleaning up and repairing things in your community.
- Work with grocery stores and businesses to limit displays and ads of junk foods and candy aimed at children.
- Have the farmer’s market in easy accessible locations.
- Conduct annual health fair for residents.
- Start a community garden.
- Work with faith-based community organizations to help promote healthy eating habits. Talk to your clergy and see if you can present at on of the services about adopting healthy lifestyles.
- Contact your local government to find out what they have already in place to make your community healthy.
- Volunteer to be part of the solution by serving on community and neighborhood boards that focus health issues.
- Visit your local hospital to find out their community wellness programs and help promote to your friends, families and neighbors.
- State a community garden in your neighborhood.
- Provide your residents incentives to walk or ride bikes to your business.
- Sponsor the local youth sports teams.
- Participate in the local health fair and health related events and activities.
- Partner with your local hospital to provide space for it to bring mobile clinics to your business annually.
- Implement a wellness program for your employees and provide incentives.