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)
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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.