LiveWell Commerce City
LiveWell Commerce City began as Thriving Communities Commerce City in 2005 after a six-month planning period funded by Kaiser Permanente. LiveWell Commerce City is committed to building community and connecting neighbors through healthy eating and active living, ultimately leading to a reduction in the burden of chronic disease associated with obesity. The coalition focuses on addressing problems associated with poverty and health disparities, including access to healthy food and safe places to play and be active.
The expansive partnership brings schools, school district administrators, police and fire departments, universities, elected officials, and community organizations to the table. Residents are engaged through community-driven strategies led by the bilingual outreach specialists at Community Enterprise.
While funding from LiveWell has ended, the community has sustained relations with local health organizations and continues to engage residents around health and health equity.