It is unreasonable to expect that people will change their behavior easily when so many forces in the social, cultural, and physical environment conspire against such change.
-Smedly and Syme (2000)
Where you live affects how you live. Health and wellness problems are influenced by policies and environments that in some way either sustain behaviors or fail to foster healthier choices. By moving upstream of the problem and addressing policies, systems and environments where we live, work, learn, play and receive health care, we can prevent many people from becoming chronically ill. Our programs work with schools, faith-based groups, government entities, local businesses and community groups and residents to foster healthy habits and advocate for sustainable policy, system and environmental change.