Healthy Living Matters (HLM) is concerned with all manners in which public policy can encourage and discourage aspects of healthy living. HLM, through a rigorous assessment and planning process has designated the City of Pasadena and the Near Northside and Fifth Ward/Kashmere Gardens areas in the City of Houston as HLM priority communities. These areas were selected due to the lack of access to healthy food options and opportunities to engage in physical activity as well as for their community assets and readiness for change.

HLM is committed to working with these communities so that residents have the opportunity to enjoy amenities associated with a healthy life. Each community has a HLM champion that works to increase awareness about health issues & solutions, engage residents to help advance HLM policy priorities.