Live Well Black Hills

With Live Well Black Hills, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choices to encourage people to Eat Well, Move More, Feel Better. 

The Live Well Black Hills Coalition works to improve the health of our communities in the Black Hills. Our mission is to be the healthiest community in America. Our vision is to serve as a coalition to inform and take action on programming, policies and procedures to help our community eat well, move more and feel better.

Interested in lending your passion and expertise to promoting healthy change in the Black Hills? Join our coalition! Live Well Black Hills always welcomes new community partners to help grow our impact. The more voices, ideas, and collaboration we have, the better we are able to support our communities to eat well, move more, and feel better.

Live Well Black Hills was initially launched as Pioneering Healthier Communities in 2005 in Rapid City. While initiated by the Y, is not a YMCA program. Rather, the YMCA serves as convener with area organizations to help improve the health of the community.  


We are excited to announce both Custer and Rapid City were presented with a 2020 Healthy Homegrown Powered by Wellmark Community Award during the Chronic Disease Partners/Better Choices, Better Health meeting held virtually on October 20, 2020. The award is in recognition for their accomplishments in health improvement initiatives within their respective communities. This is Custer's second year and Rapid City's third year of receiving this prestigious award. Please click this link for more information on this achievement.

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