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Place-Based Strategies 

The Minneapolis Health Department is partnering with schools, worksites, and communities to implement a variety of coordinated Healthy Living strategies within each unique setting


Current Initiatives



MSP        Healthy Schools

              Improving access to healthy food and creating opportunities to be active




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Community Driven Change

Supporting residents to create healthier environments in their neighborhood and community


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Healthy Worksites

Assisting employers in creating healthier work environments



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Health Care and Clinics

Helping clinics and their community partners provide prevention and wellness services




Environments Play an Important Role in our Health

The Minneapolis Health Department is partnering with institutions and communities to create more opportunities for everyone to eat healthy, be active, and live tobacco-free as part of their daily life. Healthy behaviors start at home but are heavily influenced by the opportunities available in the places we live, learn, work, and play. Places like schools, childcare and worksites play an important role in shaping the health of those they employ and serve.

Our neighborhoods and communities also play an important role in creating access to healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco free living opportunities for residents. However, some neighborhood and communities face barriers to healthy living opportunities. Engaging and partnering with residents, including youth, is a key strategy to address barriers to healthy living in a way that fits the community’s needs.

Tips and resources for creating healthy places in your school, worksite, or community

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500


Last updated Mar 6, 2017



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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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