Grand Rapids, a city in Itasca County, is a designated Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) community. Their community program is guided by Get Fit Itasca, a community health collaborative whose mission is, “To engage all people in the Itasca Area to make healthy choices and participate in activities that improve their quality of life.”
Grand Rapids strives to meet the needs for multiple modes of transportation through creating connections within their existing non-motorized trail system and creating safe on road routes to desired destinations including schools, shops, parks, and more. ISD 318, Grand Rapids area schools have created Safe Routes to School plans and are working collaboratively towards implementation. ISD 318 has a district wellness committee that meets monthly.
In June 2017 Get Fit Itasca will hold an Open Streets event to help community members re-think how to use their streets.
Partners of Get Fit Itasca are coordinated by Community Health Director Mollyann McCann, MBA, MAM.
She can be reached with the contact form below or by telephone at (218) 327-8814.