We are Monterey County
Blue Zones Project® came to Monterey County in August of 2018 at the invitation of Salinas Valley Health to support their vision of making Monterey County an even healthier, happier, and more vibrant place to live. Sharecare, Inc. and Blue Zones Project – Monterey County sponsors (Salinas Valley Health, Taylor Farms, and Montage Health) share a commitment to improving the well-being of Monterey County, thereby lowering healthcare claims, increasing productivity, and improving the economy and quality of life for all residents.
While many traditional health initiatives focus on diet and exercise programs, we focus on comprehensively changing a community’s environment so that individuals are nudged into making healthy choices. We take a systematic approach to improving well-being through policy, building design, social networks, and built environment. By optimizing the places that we live, work, and play, we can make healthy choices the easy choices, so we naturally adopt healthy behaviors.
health equity, diversity,
Blue Zones Project – Monterey County is committed to ensuring that all people have a fair and just opportunity to live a long and healthy life. Through the design and implementation of our efforts, we seek to increase individual, organizational, and community well-being through community-driven policy, systems, and environmental change that advances health equity. We believe in doing this through embodying the following values:
HUMILITY | Listen and learn from everyone’s unique history with respect for what has come before.
COLLABORATION | Acknowledge our interdependence, share knowledge, and identify common goals.
INCLUSIVITY | Engage everyone with fairness and respect, regardless of their income, education, ethnic background, race, culture, age, sexual orientation, abilities, faith, or any other characteristics.
EMPOWERMENT | Center individuals and organizations to lead and advocate for their own well-being.
SUSTAINABILITY | Create long-lasting impact by aligning with the good work already happening in our local community to produce measurable outcomes.
Salinas Valley Health
Salinas Valley Health’s mission is to provide quality healthcare to its patients and to improve the health and well-being of the community.
Grounded by its deep roots in the Salinas Valley, Taylor Farms pursues a vision to create healthy lives through their product offerings, processes, and people.
Montage Health is committed to improving lives by delivering exceptional care and inspiring the pursuit of optimal health in Monterey County and beyond.