A healthy community is a place or group in which people work together to:
- Make it easier to be physically active, eat healthy, and get needed health care and support
- Protect people from exposures and hazards that cause illness, injury, and trauma
- Build spaces and places that promote connection with others
- Assure equal opportunities for health and well being
Building healthy communities is a process of people working together to create conditions in which all people have opportunities for optimal health and well-being. This requires leadership and a commitment to improving conditions for healthy living for all members of the community.