What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and treat us when we’re not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs. Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community. First Person is our contribution to that effort: a storytelling project that lets southern Californians tell their own stories about their health, and their communities’ health.