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Live Healthy DeKalb County

Initiative engages local leaders in creating environments rich in opportunities for healthy living. These local leaders are creating policy and environmental changes that promote healthy lifestyles and make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work and play. The primary goal of Live Healthy DeKalb County is to eliminate barriers that are preventing kids, individuals and families from leading healthier lives. We plan to do this by increasing collaboration among community organizations. With the support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Y-USA, local leaders and community organizations we have been able to bring about sustainable change in DeKalb County since 2011.


Create healthy and active communities throughout our county.


Partner with others to create policies and environments that motivate people to eat healthy and be physically active every day.

Focus Area 1

Create a more walkable/bikeable community with safe family friendly environments.

Focus Area 2

Increase the number of community venues that offer healthy food and beverage.

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