To educate, motivate and facilitate long-term collaboration with business, government, schools, communities, neighborhoods, social service agencies and the media toward making the greater Tucson area a healthier place to live work and play.
A wide ranging group of Tucson organizations have banded together to get our community moving. We call our effort Activate Tucson. We believe that together we can accomplish more by leveraging the work that individual businesses, nonprofits and schools are already doing. Collectively we envision making an impact in the quality of life of all Tucsonans –children, adults, families, students, seniors, employees, everyone. We want to dramatically reduce the creeping level of obesity right here in our community.
We are part of a national effort led by the YMCA of the USA called Activate America: Pioneering Healthy Communities.
Involve key stakeholders
Become a clearinghouse of physical activity and nutritional information
Influence public policy
Promote and support information and education on healthier active lifestyles
Develop and deliver informational and motivational messages