A healthy community is where people come together to make their community better for themselves, their family, their friends, their neighbors, and others. Healthy communities embrace these principles:
- A broad definition of “health” to include the full range of quality of life issues. Most of what creates health is lifestyle and behavior-related; other major factors are genetic endowment, as well as socio-economic, cultural, and physical environment.
- A broad definition of “community” that recognizes all aspects of society and addresses shared issues in the most fruitful ways possible.
- A shared vision reflecting the values of diverse community members.
- Quality of life for everyone by supporting basic emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.
- Diverse citizen participation and ownership, where all people take active responsibility for themselves, their families, their property, and their community.
- Focus on “systems change” to improve how community services are delivered, how information is shared, how local government operates, and how business is conducted.
- Benchmark and measure progress and outcomes, to reveal whether residents are heading toward or away from their stated goals.
- Youth development, to recruit and engage youth as full partners in community-based efforts.
Become a Member
Any person interested in the Healthy Wey Program mission may become involved. Membership is open to all without regard to race, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Membership benefits include:
- Healthy Wey, an e-newsletter full of information about health and wellness events and activities
- Healthy Wey identification card
- Healthy Wey canvas tote bag
- Access to special events, discounts and other member-only benefits offered by our Healthy Wey Partners.
Please click here for our membership application. (COMING SOON)