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 Story Participants of the Memphis Youth Crime Watch at Kirby High School. (AJ Dugger)

Cops and kids come together at Kirby High


Feature Story Ridgeway Cougars helmets rest in the grass during practice. (Malik Martin)

In Photos: Practice makes perfect


Feature Story Koozies promoting the use of PrEP and The Corner are an example of the type of branded merchandise Friends for Life intends to sell in The Corner's retail area. (Friends for Life)

Opening soon, The Corner offers free HIV prevention in casual space


Feature Story Instructor Roxie Jones leads an energetic group of line dancers at the Hickory Hill Community Center's senior line dancing class. (AJ Dugger III)

Seniors feel the groove at Hickory Hill Community Center


Feature Story Victoria Young, pictured, opened Spincult at 700 Madison Avenue in August 2018. The indoor fitness studio offers a variety of options for cycling devotees. (Spincult)

Spincult fuses cycling and community in Medical District


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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.