Strong Communities, Healthy Communities
What makes a strong community? What about a healthy community? And what the heck is a Blue Zone? Communities are influenced by the built environment around them, with things like road design and access to green spaces impacting everything from health outcomes to job opportunities. Join us for a panel exploring how communities come together to tackle issues and build resilience through organizing and connection.
This free Friday Forum panel event was held on January 26th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in person at the University of Washington Tacoma in Milgard Hall Room 110, and virtually over Zoom. It featured panelists Tono Sablan (Parkland-Spanaway Blue Zones), Naomi Wilson (Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department), Lowell Wyse (Tacoma Tree Foundation). Moderated by Tanisha Jumper (Tacoma Public Schools).
Thank you to UW Tacoma’s Office of Community Partnerships for supporting these forums by providing us with an in-person space.
Downtown On the Go’s Friday Forums bring together local leaders, experts, and the community to talk about transportation issues facing Tacoma and our region. In 2024 we’re exploring what it means to build strong communities, focusing in on health equity, youth mobility, and housing density. Learn more about the 2024 Friday Forums series and access recordings for past forums here.