SHIP Quarterly Update

June 21, 2016 Comments Off on SHIP Quarterly Update

Have you ever wondered, What exactly is Healthy Northland? What do we do? Why do we do it? What are some specific examples of our work? We’re so glad you asked. We’d love to tell you more about us. Check out our quarterly fact sheet on our Statewide Health Improvement Program work here.

Summer 2016 Breastfeeding Newsletter

May 16, 2016 Comments Off on Summer 2016 Breastfeeding Newsletter

Check out the Summer 2016 edition of Breastfeeding: Simply the Best, a newsletter compiled by Pam Galle, Healthy Northland Breastfeeding Consultant. To receive the quarterly newsletter by email, contact yoditg (at) communityhealthboard.org.

Beet Hummus recipe

May 16, 2016 Comments Off on Beet Hummus recipe

This spring, students in Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay got the chance to test taste beet hummus in their lunchrooms as part of the Healthy Northland Farm to School initiative. Students at East High School in Duluth gave the hummus great reviews – 112 said they want it served again, 66 said it was okay and only seven said... Continue Reading

Healthy Northland a leader in breastfeeding

April 20, 2016 Comments Off on Healthy Northland a leader in breastfeeding

Northeastern Minnesota is a leader in the state – and nation – when it comes to breastfeeding. The seven counties in northeastern Minnesota – Koochiching, Itasca, Aitkin, Cook, Lake, St. Louis and Carlton – came out significantly on top in a preliminary report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Babies who are fed only breast milk during their hospital stay... Continue Reading

Close to 60 professionals attend tobacco training

March 22, 2016 Comments Off on Close to 60 professionals attend tobacco training

More than 60 mental health professionals attended a training on Treating Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings in Duluth, Feb. 25-26. The training was conducted by staff from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and was sponsored by the American Lung Association, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Healthy Northland through the Statewide... Continue Reading

Spring 2016 Breastfeeding Newsletter

February 22, 2016 Comments Off on Spring 2016 Breastfeeding Newsletter

Check out the Spring 2016 edition of Breastfeeding: Simply the Best, a newsletter compiled by Pam Galle, Healthy Northland Breastfeeding Consultant. To receive the quarterly newsletter by email, contact yoditg (at) communityhealthboard.org.

Farm to Institution networking event in Palisade

February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Farm to Institution networking event in Palisade

A Farm to Institution networking event is being hosted in Palisade, MN on March 29. Many partners from the Healthy Northland-supported Farm to School program in Aitkin will be part of the event. Register here. WHAT:   Farm to Institution Networking Event WHEN:   9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 29 WHERE: Palisade/Long Lake Conservation Center, 28952 438th Lane, Palisade, MN 56469 COST:... Continue Reading

Healthy Northland NDPP classes in January

January 11, 2016 Comments Off on Healthy Northland NDPP classes in January

If you’re one of the one in three Americans with prediabetes, a program offered in the Northland can help you make healthy, long-term changes to improve your health. It’s called the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and Healthy Northland is partnering with other organizations and lifestyle coaches to offer it around the region beginning in January 2016. Duluth Mondays, beginning Jan. 25,... Continue Reading

Itasca County kids get bike savvy

January 11, 2016 Comments Off on Itasca County kids get bike savvy

Don’t be surprised if you see school yards and parking lots in Itasca County full of kids on bikes during the school day next spring. These students won’t be playing hooky – they will be building confidence and skills on bikes during the school day thanks to a new bike fleet and bike-savvy teachers. Making it easier for kids to be... Continue Reading

Building a market for local foods in Cook County

January 5, 2016 Comments Off on Building a market for local foods in Cook County

Feeding ourselves in the tip of the Arrowhead in Cook County is becoming more and more important. The third iteration of the Statewide Health Improvement Program supported a number of efforts in the northernmost county of the Northland to making healthy food more accessible. A new weekday farmers market started in 2015 in Grand Marais showcased 8-10 local producers every... Continue Reading