Healthy Tombstone was convened in late 2016 through the intrepid leadership of a single community champion. Initial brainstorming resulted in a focus on three issues: access to emergency care, access to transportation, and increased access to healthy foods. This group has provided helicopter insurance for $65 per month per household to partially address access to emergency care. They brought VICaP (an on-call volunteer transportation service) to Tombstone to provide some transportation assistance and are currently partnering with Huachuca City on a grant to increase access to transportation.
Healthy Tombstone has established itself as a nonprofit and is awaiting application to the Internal Revenue Service for its 501(c)(3) status.
Norma Sullivan with one of the AED machines the Healthy Tombstone group were able to distribute throughout the Tombstone Community.