LiveWell Springfield is a community based coalition that includes over 20 organizations working in Springfield. The coalition supports a grassroots movement towards health equity through improving access to healthy eating and active living opportunities. In 2012 Pioneer Valley Planning Commission received a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from the Center for Disease Control to further this movement.
Great strides have been made in this effort and ongoing action is essential to continue the momentum.
The current work includes the Go Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market, developing plans for a full line grocery store in Mason Square, rowing and biking programs on the Connecticut River at North Riverfront Park, and the development of a comprehensive plan for a more walkable/bikeable Springfield.