Healthy Lifestyle La Plata
Healthy Lifestyle La Plata (HLLP) is a coalition of health and wellness professionals working to create a healthy, active, and sustainable community for La Plata County residents and visitors. The group is comprised of three subcommittees, each with a specific wellness focus: Healthy Local Foods, Built Environment/Active Living, and Worksite Wellness. Coalition members include the City of Durango, the Durango Farmers’ Market, and Cooking Matters.
HLLP first received LiveWell funding in 2006. This funding enabled HLLP to set in motion goals based on healthy eating and increasing physical activity among target populations, namely the working poor, men aged 45-64, youth, and seniors. While LiveWell funding has ended, our partnership with this community continues through our School Food Initiative and HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign, as well as through our work with the Food Policy Network.