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Welcome to Healthy Lee

Join the initiative for a Healthier Lee County!

The Healthy Lee movement was created to empower and inspire the people of Lee County regarding healthy lifestyle choices through education and action. The initiative reflects Lee County’s comprehensive sustainability strategy, promoting the integration of healthy lifestyle choices into the daily routines and the built environment, and supports the message of transformation based on free choice.

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step” and certainly a wellness journey starts with the first step toward being more active and the first step toward eating more healthy food. We all know what we need to do to stay healthy but it is not until we commit ourselves to becoming and staying healthy that we are able to take the first steps.


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Getting Fit Outdoors in Lee County

In Southwest Florida, we are fortunate to have a climate and environment that allows for year-round outdoor activities. The Healthy Lee Coalition encourages you and your family to stay as active as possible, while enjoying the beauty that Lee County has to offer.


Lee Memorial Health System Achieves Prestigious 2015 Gage Award

Healthy Lee was honored by America’s Essential Hospitals with the 2015 Gage Award for Population Health, which recognizes activities that improve delivery, access, or value for specific populations and improve health outcomes.

Healthy Lee is a countywide effort that began as Community Health Visioning 2017 by Lee Memorial Health System when it convened 38 community leaders to help improve the health of our residents and improve the health care delivery system in our community. Today, more than 300 organizations in Lee County now actively contribute to Healthy Lee with a Steering Committee of 60 community leaders.

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Latest Features

Expert advice and in-depth features for a healthy life

Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida Welcomes Amy L. Smith, CNM

Amy L. Smith has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Smith will be located in the Cape Coral Obstetrics and Gynecology

A Personal Journey to Better Health by Gary Mooney

May 6 On April 28, I attended the Southwest Florida Sustainability Summit, going to the Healthy Lee session. Healthy Lee is a collaboration of businesses, healthcare facilitators, religious

The 2016 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge

This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not

Dr. Katrina A. Mears’ Research Published in JAMA

A rare eye condition in HIV positive patients is reported by Dr. Katrina A. Mears of Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida in an article she co-authored in the

“It your Health;Make No Bones About It”

LOCAL CHURCH TO HOST HEALTH FAIR Fort Myers – McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers is sponsoring a health fair themed “It’s Your Health; Make No Bones About

Florida Department of Transportation Awards $44.4 Million for Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Expansion in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today the selection of the first year of projects to receive funding under the Shared Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program. A