Healthy Growth Leaders


American Lung Association in California Healthy Growth Leaders are local elected officials committed to supporting land use and transportation strategies that improve air quality and public health in their communities. These leaders champion healthier, safer, and more active transportation choices to decrease air pollution, reduce asthma, obesity, diabetes, heart and lung disease and other chronic illnesses that place a heavy burden on our children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations.


act-nowSign up to become a San Joaquin Valley Healthy Growth Leader 


Sign up to become an Inland Empire Healthy Growth Leader

*NEW! Current List of San Joaquin Valley Healthy Growth Leaders

*NEW! Current List of Inland Empire Healthy Growth Leaders


As a Healthy Growth Leader, you will:

  • Be listed on the American Lung Association in California Healthy Growth Leaders web page as a local leader making a positive difference for the health of your community.
  • Be recognized in American Lung Association in California media materials celebrating the efforts of local leaders to improve health through sustainable community planning.

San Joaquin Valley: Why Healthy Growth?


The San Joaquin Valley represents eight counties within the Central Valley of California, with residents continuously burdened by unhealthy air. » More

Inland Empire: Why Healthy Growth?


Investment in smart growth strategies in Southern California could avoid hundreds of thousands of respiratory symptoms and hundreds of premature deaths due to reduced vehicle emissions. » More