Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ)


To improve nutrition, enhance healthy food policies, increase safety in parks and recreation centers and improve environmental health citywide.

What we do

  • Focus on improving community health around the city's recreation centers, improving nutrition.
  • Develop community gardens and offer the Providence Summer Food Service Program.
  • Develop health food policies for public facilities.
  • Increase access to physical fitness programs for adults and youth in public places.
  • Conduct activities to increase health and safety in parks and rec centers.
  • Offer diabetes prevention and self-management programs.
  • Improve environmental health by implementing green infrastructure projects.

HEZ Backbone Agency

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