Learn how Blue Zones Project can help improve well-being for all individuals and organizations across Tulsa

Please join us for a presentation on Blue Zones Project's approach to improving community well-being. You're also invited to participate in a small group discussion to give us your strategic counsel on the current state of well-being in our community and how we can work together to improve environments and make healthy choices easier where we live, work, and play.

Blue Zones Project Site Visit Events:

Tuesday, June 26: Blue Zones Project Keynote Presentation  

Hear how Blue Zones Project can help improve well-being for all individuals and organizations!

6:00 - 7:00 pm

OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center,
Perkins Auditorium
4502 E 41st St., Tulsa, OK 74135


Photo: Naples Daily News 

Blue Zones Project Community Transformation and Value Presentation

Learn more about how Blue Zones Project transforms communities, our current state of well-being in Tulsa, and how small changes can add up to big results. 

Wednesday, June 27
8:30 - 10:30 am
OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center, 
Perkins Auditorium
4502 E 41st St., Tulsa, OK

Focus Group Schedule

Join a small group discussion to provide strategic counsel on our community's current state of well-being. All groups will be held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center unless otherwise noted below. 


Community Policy

[FULL] Built Environment and Tobacco Policy: Wed., June 27 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
[FULL] Healthy Food Access: Wed., June 27  1:30 - 3:00 pm


Wed., June 27 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Thurs., June 28 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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[FULL] Wed., June 27 • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 



Wed., June 27 • 1:30 - 3:00 pm


Wed., June 27 • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Thurs., June 28 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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[FULL] Thurs., June 28 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location for Health Equity Focus Group: 
OU Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Clinic, Community Room
591 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74106

Blue Zones Project Wine @ Five

Join us for Wine @ Five to enjoy refreshments and healthy snacks while having the opportunity to learn more about Blue Zones Project from their expert staff team. 


Wednesday, June 27
5:00 - 6:00 pm 

TCC Center for Creativity
910 S Boston Ave, Tulsa



 Thank you to our Blue Zones Project presentation sponsors:

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Special thanks to:

City of Tulsa
Mayor G.T. Bynum
Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice
Saint Francis Health System
Schnake Turnbo Frank
Tulsa Area United Way
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Tulsa Health Department
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Tulsa’s Young Professionals
University of Oklahoma – Tulsa



The secrets to living longer, better are all around us

Blue Zones Project uses a unique, systemic approach to improve well-being by focusing on our "life radius." By optimizing the settings where we routinely spend our time - such as worksites, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith-based communities and neighborhoods - we make healthy choices easier and naturally adopt healthier behaviors together as a community. Blue Zones Project is based on principles identified during a ten-year worldwide longevity study commissioned by National Geographic and detailed in Dan Buettner's New York Times best-seller, The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. 




Where it all began

From Sardinia, Italy to Okinawa, Japan to Loma Linda, California, people are living vibrant, active lives well into their hundreds. Dan Buettner calls these areas Blue Zones, and they're the inspiration behind his book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. 

Check out Dan's TED Talk, where he shares the longevity secrets that spurred the creation of Blue Zones Project.




The proof is in the zones

Blue Zones Project communities have seen tremendous well-being improvements, from $40 million+ in medical and productivity savings to personal stories of better health and outlook on life. With the help of our sponsors, Blue Zones Project has impacted more than three million lives in 42 communities in 9 states to date. 

Personal Stories

From discovering the power of purpose to reaping the benefits of moving naturally and eating wisely, Blue Zones Project community residents are experiencing the initiative's value every day.

Organization Transformations

Blue Zones Project works with schools, worksites, grocery stores, restaurants, and other community organizations to create sustainable change that positively impacts culture, performance, and financial savings.


For more information about Blue Zones Project, please review our national fact sheet and Albert Lea case study.

Visit our blog to stay up-to-date on the latest Blue Zones Project news.