Our Neighborhoods, Our Health.
Your neighborhood shouldn’t predict how long you’ll live – but it does. Because where we live, affects how we live. In healthy neighborhoods, children ride bikes and play in nearby parks. Parents buy healthy affordable foods at local markets, and everyone feels safe walking to school or work. Thriving neighborhoods don’t happen by accident, they are planned purposefully.
Fresno Building Healthy Communities Neighborhoods Action Team works to create #OneHealthyFresno, so everyone has access to the things they need in their communities, are safe, and is a place where our youth can learn and thrive.
A Healthy Plan for #OneHealthyFresno
Since 2010, Fresno Building Healthy Communities partners and residents have been working to ensure that the City of Fresno adopt a General Plan that helps create #OneHealthyFresno.
More than 1,000 residents from central, southeast and southwest Fresno participated in over 50 multi-cultural meetings, attended more than 40 meetings with the City of Fresno and advocated for investment in their neighborhoods to support their health. Thanks to their efforts, the City of Fresno’s General Plan now includes many hard won policies that will help create #OneHealthyFresno.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People
In order to create #OneHealthyFresno, the City should #InvestInParks – and they can do this with an updated Parks Master Plan.
The Parks Master Plan – a document that hasn’t been updated since 1989 – serves as a guide to where parks will be placed and developed in our city. Residents have spoken! We deserve parks with the same basic amenities as parks in north Fresno.
Youth & Law Enforcement
Fresno Building Healthy Communities has partnered with Fresno Police Department to bridge the gap between youth and law enforcement in an effort to better understand one another and work together to prevent crime, before it starts.