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Established in 2004, Activate Tucson emerged as a result of the Mayor's Healthy Tucson and the YMCA's Pioneering Healthier Communities initiatives. Rooted in community leadership, this coalition has evolved and expanded, exemplifying the strength found in unity. Our collective efforts are dedicated to influencing policy, systems, and environmental changes that foster a positive impact on the health and well-being of both our community and its individual members.
As a cohesive group, we recognize the transformative power of collaboration. By working together, we strive to bring about meaningful shifts that contribute to a healthier and more vibrant Tucson. Our commitment extends to shaping policies, influencing systems, and fostering environmental changes that create a lasting and positive legacy for the well-being of our community.

At Activate Tucson, our dedication to fostering healthier lifestyles is encapsulated in three core goals:
Influence Public Policy:
We actively engage in shaping public policies that champion and support information and education on healthier, active lifestyles.
 Promote and Support Information and Education:
We are committed to promoting and supporting initiatives that provide information and education, encouraging individuals to embrace healthier, more active lives.
Develop and Deliver Informational and Motivational Messages:
Our efforts extend to crafting and delivering messages that inform and motivate individuals, empowering them to make positive lifestyle choices.

Activate Tucson is on a mission to educate, motivate, and cultivate enduring collaboration with businesses, government bodies, schools, communities, neighborhoods, social service agencies, and the media. Our overarching goal is to transform the Greater Tucson Area into a thriving hub where living, working, and playing are synonymous with well-being. We ardently advocate for policies that align with this vision, championing an environment that supports the holistic health of our community. Embark on this journey with us, and let's shape a healthier, more vibrant Tucson together—a place where individuals and communities not only survive but truly thrive.

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Committee Member Organizations

Read about our partnership with tufts University 

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