Healthy Communities

New year, new you, new body-positive yoga studio opens in MemphisRead Article

Looking to get fit and de-stress this year in a body-positive space? On Jan 1, local yoga legend Yolandrea Clark launched a body and ability-inclusive studio that's got you covered. 
High school interns and members of Like Riding a Bicycle set off to canvas the neighborhood. (Cole Bradley)

Baptist-Memphis uses ER visits to assess and respond to elder abuseRead Article

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is training emergency room personnel to better assess, identify and respond to elder abuse through a curriculum it plans to share with all Shelby County hospitals.

What it's like to work at a suicide prevention hotline in MemphisRead Article

“We don’t read from scripts. It’s all off the cuff. Speak from your heart.”

Feature StoryHusband and wife Nancy and Patricio Gonzalez carry equipment to the Gaisman Community Center at the end of game day. They are the directors and coaches of Illegal Arts Memphis soccer league. (Natalie Eddings)

What smart neighborhoods can learn from The Heights


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En video: Un sabor del mundo de Summer Avenue


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Demanding healthy communities has become a battle cry in Memphis. As a city, we understand at the core of happiness, economic development and success is a population of healthy citizens. Recent years have seen a confluence of corporate, non-profit and community actions all directed at a single-goal: making Memphis healthy. And the communal work is not coindidence, because it takes everyone's involvement to create a healthy environment. True community health means access to quality healthcare, fresh foods and safe outdoor space. We are working together to design our city – our buildings, neighborhoods, communities – to make healthy living an easy choice.