The Healthy Living Alliance is a local agency that partners with other groups in Springfield on projects that show how people can make their lives better in ways that are satisfying and even fun. As the Alliance states:
Our goal is to improve lives, reduce the community cost of lifestyle-related diseases, and strengthen our city’s economic outlook.
HLA has done such things as renovating the courtyard at Williams Elementary with a rain barrel and a raised-bed garden, creating student-led walkability audits, and supporting the upholding of the smoke-free ordinance.
My first story for HLA assesses the smoke-free ordinance two years after its enactment: Two years running, smoke-free law keeps delivering.