Healthy Communities

Feature Story (Lisa Ferdinando, Wikimedia Commons)

Need a COVID-19 test? Want to get your vaccine? Where to go in Shelby County.


Feature Story On the greensward at Overton Park, members of the Central High School band take a few extra minutes to practice their parts as the rest of the band wraps up practice behind them. May 2021. (Cole Bradley)

The parks are packed as Memphians look to work and play safely


Feature Story Rachel Jones (left) and Debra Lockard at the Orange Mound Orchard and urban garden, May 2021. (Ziggy Mack)

Orange Mound has an orchard?


Feature Story pandemickid

Is the pandemic an 'Adverse Childhood Experience'?


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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.