Businesses, Foundations & Coalitions that are addressing population health beyond the workplace setting to reach employee families and community participants and include metrics that allow demonstrable impact
The Blue Zones Project by Healthways is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. The Blue Zones Project is inspired by research about the regions of the world with the five highest concentrations of centenarians (people who live to be 100 years or older). There are five Blue Zones regions: Loma Linda, California; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Sardinia, Italy; and Ikaria, Greece. The Blue Zones Project environmental approach to well-being improvement uses tools based on nine healthy lifestyle habits shared by the people living in the original Blue Zones areas.