Enhancing Wellness Where We Live, Work and Learn
Cultivate Health is a healthy-living cooperative project in northwest Denver that aims to unite the university and a private real estate development team (Aria Denver developers, Urban Ventures and Perry Rose) in a unique partnership with adjacent neighborhood residents and nonprofit partners to promote health in the environments in which we live, work and learn.
The goal of Cultivate Health is to support the health and wellness of residents living in the multi-generational, mixed-income community within the four-census-tracts adjacent to Regis University. This project will create infrastructure and programming that promote an active lifestyle, increase access to healthy food and offer integrated health care services.
Regis University was awarded a major grant to further fuel an effort aimed at promoting health and improving community connections in northwest Denver, an area undergoing transformation driven by by the leadership of area residents that continues to build vibrancy. The Chaffee Park-Regis neighborhood was selected as a pilot program for the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, a credit-based program which supports neighborhoods interested in deepening their sustainability efforts, while getting support and recognition from the city. This program has helped catalyze the engagement of area residents and empowered them as agents of change for the neighborhood.
The nearly $1 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation is supporting the Cultivate Health project in its efforts to collectively impact health by building places, social connectivity, physical activities, improved food access and health care to promote health for all in the neighborhoods.
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