DowntownDC BID Unveils Healthy Communities Initiative

Friday, September 5, 2014

By Rachel Rose Hartman

Whether it's a stroll in Franklin Park, a stop by the CityCenterDC FRESHFARM Market, or utilizing a public recycling program, the DowntownDC BID is today home to a wealth of healthy options available 24-7 to all residents, workers and visitors. In recognition and support of this trend, the DowntownDC BID is pleased to announce its Healthy Communities initiative, which is designed to support and promote health in Downtown.

The goal of the Healthy Communities initiative is to support efforts made by the BID, partners, stakeholders and guests in Downtown that contribute to individual and community health.

We're making it easier for you to get connected to healthy business, practices, events and programs in Downtown through our new Healthy Communities webpage at

There, you'll find a diverse catalog of links to explore from bikeshare details to events, business and more plus, a sampling of original BID news stories related to Downtown health.

Featured currently in the Healthy Communities-related news section:

The DowntownDC BID is committed to supporting healthy and sustainable alternatives as part of the DowntownDC ecoDistrict, which encompasses the entire 138-block area of the BID. 

We invite the public to share their healthy tips and mentions on social media using #healthy247 and get in on this healthy trend growing in our own backyard. 

So let us know your favorite #healthy247 options and any suggestions you have for healthy events, businesses and more that could benefit the Downtown community.