OneCranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ)
To advocate and collaborate for policies, programs, and mindset that will create a healthier and more equitable Cranston. Our vision is that all feel welcomed to live in a cohesive and unified Cranston and are empowered to participate alongside community organizations, city government, education, and healthcare to create and support more equitable solutions for our residents.
What we do
Collaborate with residents and community partners to create policies, programs, and mindsets that will make Cranston healthier and more equitable (75% of our sub-committees are residents)
Engage residents to participate in community organizations, city government, education and healthcare to create equitable solutions
Evaluate community needs to identify health disparities and areas of need
Create programming, events and initiatives that focus on 5 areas: physical health & nutrition, trauma, built environment, youth opportunity, and community connection.
HEZ Backbone Agency