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 StoryLieutenant Mark Johnson with the Memphis Fire Department's Fire Station 18 walks beside the station's pumper truck. (Ziggy Mack)

In photos: A day in the life at Fire Station 18 on Southern Avenue


Feature StoryAster Demekech, 27, is the director of Juice Almighty, a juice bar and café inside of the Memphis Rox climbing facility in South Memphis. (Kim Coleman)

Pay-what-you-can juice bar fuels South Memphis


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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.