2016 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award winner
The FitPHX healthy community initiative has forged innovative collaborations between government, the private sector, nonprofits and universities – all aimed at boosting community health. The city supports one position dedicated to FitPHX. Grants, marketing partnerships, operating partnerships and expertise from other City of Phoenix departments have catalyzed the creation of multiple impactful programs and events in the last 2-1/2 years. FitPHX initiatives serve residents/participants of all ages and backgrounds, stressing social equity by placing the majority of new services in neighborhoods in need. Thousands of people are benefiting, while enjoying the experience.