Location: Perris, California, population 74,971
The Problem: Adults are reporting no physical activity and the city has identified access to healthy foods as a major local problem.
Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The City of Perris’ e3p3 Live Well Perris Project seeks to improve health equity within their community. The goal is to engage the city to create a standard of health care that addresses local health indicators that are more common in underserved neighborhoods. The city of Perris has identified access to healthy foods as a major local problem, so the program will establish community gardens and open classrooms to help provide healthy food, education and resources to its residents.