The Neighborhoods Matter program at Spokane Regional Health District
recognizes that, despite adverse community and individual experiences, Spokane
County residents continue to believe in possibilities. Spokane County’s
neighborhoods and their residents are resilient. Each neighborhood draws on the
strengths of its residents. The Neighborhoods Matter program supports efforts by
neighbors to connect with one another and work together to address issues that
affect them including promoting a built environment that supports positive
interactions and improving economic opportunities for everyone.
Neighborhoods Matter is committed to:
The social-emotional health of residents is critical to thriving communities. Neighborhoods Matter seeks to strengthen connections between and among neighbors. Furthermore, we promote practices that encourage healthy relationships.
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Safe places to live and play are crucial ingredients to neighborhood connectivity. Neighborhoods Matter believes that healthy communities require access to quality and affordable housing, transportation, parks, and healthy food. Neighborhoods and shared public spaces should be sanctuaries for families and neighbors.
Everyone should thrive in their communities. Neighborhoods Matter supports efforts to ensure that all residents, particularly residents of color, fulfill their potential no matter how they define potential.