Date on Honors Thesis

Fall 12-1-2021


Public and Community Health

Examining Committee Member

Jessica Naber, PhD, Advisor

Examining Committee Member

Elizabeth Gordon, PhD, Committee Member

Examining Committee Member

Miranda Terry-Sanford, PhD, Committee Member


The Blue Zones are five different places around the world where people are proven to live healthier and longer lives. In these places, they all share 9 unique habits that are attributed to helping achieve these healthier lives called the Power Nine. In Calloway County, a barrier survey was conducted by five different Murray State departments to see what stopped the residents from achieving their healthiest lives. Community engagement was found to be an important aspect of the Power Nine and was analyzed to see how it can impact one's health.

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