With a goal of developing collaborative community partnerships that create a lasting, healthy impact by changing the environment in which people live, work, learn and play, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Taylor Farms and Montage Health began implementing the Blue Zones Project® throughout Monterey County in 2020.
Blue Zones Policies Completed:
Built environment policy:
Salinas City Council approved an updated Slow School Zones ordinance.
Key questions to screen for patient food insecurity now help providers offer relevant referrals to food resources as needed in all healthcare settings.
Monterey County Board of Supervisors updated its no-smoking ordinance to include county parks.
Blue Zones Initiatives Powered by People:
5,404 individuals in Monterey County are engaged with the Blue Zones Project.
95 residents joined a Moai (social support group) to socialize and support healthy behaviors.
602 residents have deepened their sense of purpose through attending a purpose workshop.
292 residents have volunteered in their community with a Blue Zones Project, for a total of 1,375 volunteer hours.
5 school gardens have been revitalized in Salinas as part of a 2020 Blue Zones Project, creating educational opportunities and promoting healthy eating.
Blue Zones Project Approved™:
Aspire Health Plan-Coastal Management
Blue Zones Project Monterey County
California Water Service
Central California Alliance for Health
Community Health Innovations
Monterey County Office of Education
Ocean Mist Farms
Pacific Valley Bank
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Wald Ruhnke & Dost Architects
Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca
Drummond Culinary Academy
Main Street Bakery
Los Padres Elementary School
Monterey Park Elementary School
2 Steps Ahead Performance Training
Independent Transportation Network
– Monterey County
United Way Monterey County
Salinas Seventh-day Adventist