Helping Residents Improve Their Overall Well Being Through Successful Health and Wellness Initiatives
be well is the major health and wellness initiative of The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities. It is a collection of innovative, grassroots programs that connect neighbors to neighbors, neighbors to healthcare, fitness and nutrition resources.
be well works to provide measurable and visible improvements in health and wellness of residents in six Denver and Aurora neighborhoods: Stapleton, Northwest Aurora, East Montclair, Montbello, Greater Park Hill and Northeast Park Hill.
The mission of be well is to influence programs, policies and practices to create health equality and access for all people. be well’s vision is for a culture in which all people have an equal opportunity to achieve the health they desire, regardless of their race, income, gender, location, education or other social barrier.
be well is guided by the nine-member Healthy Neighborhoods Council, the resident group that is the guiding voice of the be well Health and a Wellness Initiative. Representatives are identified by their respective neighborhood organizations or are elected by current Council members. The group talks with people in their neighborhoods, sets annual goals, identifies potential barriers and monitors the use of be well funds.