Healthy Communities Make for Healthier People

Buildings should give us security, daylight, clean air, energy efficiency, places to walk and stairs to climb. Our streets should welcome people in safety – not just users of motor vehicles, but walkers and bicyclists, old and young, agile or disabled, wealthy or poor.” – Richard Jackson, M.D., M.P.H. 

Dr. Richard JacksonWhere we live affects how we live, and while there are many facets to community design, promoting health is rarely one of them. Dr. Jackson aims to change that and is spreading the word in a four-hour PBS series, Designing Healthy Communities, and as co-author of a companion book of the same name. A pediatrician and UCLA professor, this renowned change agent has received numerous awards for leadership in environmental health and infectious disease, having held positions in the California Health Department and CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Come hear Dr. Jackson’s message at:

Arizona Forward’s Stewardship Summit
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014
Hyatt Regency Phoenix


Learn how Blue Zones - communities where people live notably LONGER, HEALTHIER, MORE ACTIVE LIVES – have nine key characteristics coined the POWER 9. Amy Tomczyk will share how Blue Zones are being replicated in cities across the United States. Shannon Scutari, co-founder of the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, will highlight Public/Private Partnerships boldly shaping our communities. Suzanne Pfister CEO of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives will talk about her first 100 days in office.



Our mayoral panel will spotlight Arizona leaders who are making positive differences in their communities.

Avondale Mayor
Marie Lopez Rogers
Casa Grande Mayor
Bob Jackson
Sedona Mayor
Rob Adam

All tickets include a continental breakfast and lunch.

Register / RSVP online!