To empower and support Durango and La Plata County in becoming an interconnected community where citizens and visitors have access to affordable, local, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and are empowered to live a healthy, active and sustainable lifestyle.
Healthy Lifestyle La Plata (HLLP) is a coalition of health & wellness professionals who are working to create a healthy, active and sustainable community for its citizens and many visitors. It is comprised of three subcommittees, each with a specific wellness focus – Healthy Local Foods, Worksite Wellness and Built Environment/Active Living.
HLLP received LiveWell Colorado grant funding starting in 2006 that will continue until 2013. This funding has enabled HLLP to set in motion goals based on healthy eating and increasing physical activity among target populations, namely the working poor, men aged 45-64, children/youth and seniors. As of the end of 2009, LiveWell funding has totaled almost $700,000.00 dollars brought into our community to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors.