Live Well Black Hills

With Live Well Black Hills, we work with community leaders to empower people in the Black Hills region to eat well, move more, and feel better. 

Live Well Black Hills is a coalition of community partners from various organizations and agencies working to promote healthy eating, active lifestyles and enhanced well-being for Black Hills communities through community health improvement initiatives.

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

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 can support healthy communities.


Rapid City was presented with a 2020 Healthy HometownSM 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 accomplishments in health improvement initiatives in Rapid City. This is Rapid City's third year of receiving this prestigious award. Read more about this achievement.

For current information visit the Live Well Black Hills website and like us on Facebook, or email our YMCA Community Engagement Associate.