Jan 21, 2020, 1:45 PM, Posted by Oktawia Wojcik
Five things your community can do to ensure healthier, more equitable 2020s for all.
Have you noticed that most New Year’s resolutions are about developing healthier lifestyles? Most people want to eat better, exercise more, and find time for themselves. These are all worthy pursuits. But a few weeks into our new decade, for many, these resolutions will start to fade.
At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we believe that good health is significantly determined by forces outside of ourselves—our health is greatly influenced by the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Having opportunities to get a good education and stable employment is foundational to our well being. Access to affordable housing and healthy foods, and feeling safe in our neighborhoods all create opportunities to help us live our healthiest lives.
This made me wonder: why not adopt community-wide New Year resolutions? Because fostering healthier communities sets individuals up for success!