About Healthy Sarasota County

Healthy Sarasota County works to make wellbeing thrive throughout our community.  We partner with both public and private organizations to accelerate their progress toward better health.

For several years, interested residents and organizational partners have come together to develop strategies to address healthy weight. The concept of the Healthy Sarasota County “brand” is a product of that work and partnership.

In the summer of 2011, that work began to evolve further when a Sarasota County group earned the distinction of being selected as just one of ten teams in the nation to participate in phase 1 of the Healthy Weight Collaborative. A federal initiative supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and guided by the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) , the aim of the Healthy Weight Collaborative (HWC) is to enable multi-sector Teams (consisting of primary care, public health and community sector participants) to implement selected evidence-based strategies to accelerate progress towards community-wide healthy weight and health equity.

It is hoped that this work will continue to expand as partnerships evolve and the community commitment to a Healthy Sarasota County grows deeper.