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.”

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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.