The Newport Health Equity Zone project is a place-based initiative focusing on the North End and Broadway neighborhoods.
The Newport-HEZ project is focused on 6 main areas that impact health: transportation, arts and culture, open space, physical and emotional health, education innovation and economic opportunities and food access.
By focusing on these 6 areas, we hope to ensure that our efforts take a holistic approach to decreasing health disparities by addressing numerous social determinants of health.
The project will have six working groups that will each concentrate on one of the six focus areas. A working group will comprise of one lead organization, numerous support agencies, and a minimum of 2 residents from the North End and Broadway neighborhoods.
The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County is honored to be selected as Lead Organization for the area of Arts and Culture.