Live Well Springfield
Live Well Springfield Coalition brings together over 30 organizations working together to build and sustain a culture of health in Springfield that includes the broadest definition of health, including healthy eating, active living, the built environment, economic opportunity, housing, and education. This effort involves diverse cross-sector stakeholders willing and committed to working together. Priorities, decisions, and resource allocation will be equitable, data-driven, built on trust, and culturally humble. To ensure lasting and equitable change, the work has to happen at multiple levels - policy, systems, programs, and environment and be dedicated to undoing structural and institutional racism. We celebrate our accomplishments together and know that there will always be work to do to safeguard and sustain the culture of health for all in Springfield.
- Go Fresh Mobile Market Advisory Committee
- Transforming Communities Initiative Committee
- Age Friendly City Advisory Committee
- Built Environment Committee
- Marketing Committee
- Community Engagement Committee (Forming in 2018)
Visit Live Well Springfield to see who all the partners are that are making this happen, celebrate our community marketing campaign, and join the movement.
Resident Advocate Campaign Kicks Off at Duryea Park
On Friday, August 23, 2019, Live Well Springfield kicked off the 'Guess what I Did?' Role Model Campaign at Duryea Park on Stearns Square. Mayor Sarno and other community leaders joined us to recognize six residents for their advocacy work throughout the city of Springfield.
- Live Well Springfield celebrates local role models
- Springfield mayor presents certificates of praise to six local role models
- Focus Springfield: Live Well Springfield Role Model Campaign Kick-Off
Go Fresh Mobile Market
The Go Fresh Mobile Farmer's Market starts it's 10th season on July 9th and will run through the end of November, serving the community with fresh fruits and vegetables at 15 different locations throughout the city!
STCC Foundation, Trinity Health of New England/Mercy Medical Center, PeoplesBank, Irene Davis Foundation, Baystate Health, BMC HealthNet Plan, Beacon Communities, and Way Finders, MA.
Age-Friendly City Springfield Summit
Join us for the age-friendly summit on June 13th. More details.
PVTA's Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Age-Friendly City Project collaborated with PVTA on an AARP-supported project to gather input from community members on where to install new public transportation benches throughout the City of Springfield.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 7th with Mayor Sarno, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Administrator Sandra Sheehan, the Public Health Institute of Western MA, among others at the PVTA Court Square bus stop. New benches have been installed at multiple stops throughout Springfield.
Go Fresh season is over!
The Go Fresh Mobile Market is over for this year's season but cannot wait to continue serving our Springfield's residents in 2019! Don't forget that Gardening the Community has a permanent fruit and vegetable stand on Walnut Street that anyone is welcome to!
Go Fresh in the News!
Check out recent articles about the Go Fresh Mobile Market in the news:
Go Fresh Mobile Market Opens August 7th!
It's Live Well Springfield's eighth season of the Go Fresh Mobile Market with 14 stops across Springfield! The 2018 season begins Tuesday, August 7th and runs through mid- November.
Thank you to the following supporters for their contributions to the market: STCC Foundation, Trinity Health of New England/Mercy Medical Center, PeoplesBank, Health New England, Davis Foundation, Baystate Health, Boston Medical Center, HealthNet Plan, Beacon Communities, and the Springfield Housing Authority.
Transforming Communities Initiative
In 2016 The LiveWell Springfield Coalition was awarded a Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI) Grant from Trinity Health Systems. These funds, managed by Mercy Medical Center, will be used to advance the LWS efforts to prevent obesity and chronic disease by addressing social determinants of health. The TCI funding focuses on improving policies, systems, and environments of preschool and school aged kids around healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco prevention. Coalition partners involved in this funding include Mercy Medical Center, Public Health Institute of Western MA, Wayfinders, Square One, MLK Family Services, Springfield Food Policy Council, and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.