A healthy community is one in which local groups from all parts of the community work together to prevent disease and make healthy living options accessible. Working at the community level to promote healthy living brings the greatest health benefits to most people. It also helps to reduce health gaps caused by differences in income, education, race and ethnicity, location and other factors that can affect health. Becoming a healthy community is not dependent upon the community’s current health infrastructure but rather upon a high level of political commitment to improve the community’s environments and a willingness to foster the necessary physical, social, and economic connections.
Healthy communities are designed for healthy living at home, work, and school; and provide good mental health resources. Often, this also means it is safe and easy to walk, bike, and play in parks and use community spaces.
TMLC is committed to building healthy communities by working with organisations in developing equitable initiatives and promoting positive mental health. We will continue to use the best practices to achieve our goal of building healthy communities.
Vibrant places and spaces cultivate belonging, inclusion, connectedness and engagement.