Healthy Northland a leader in breastfeeding

April 20, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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 Leave your thoughts

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

Farm to Institution networking event in Palisade

February 17, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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 Leave your thoughts

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 Leave your thoughts

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 Leave your thoughts

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

HN team members attend HIA conference

December 18, 2015 Leave your thoughts

In November, several members of the Healthy Northland team attended the first Minnesota Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Conference in Minneapolis. The two-day conference was sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health, the MN HIA Coalition, and other partners. The conference brought together staff from public health and other sectors across the state and country to learn about HIA and share... Continue Reading

Free tobacco training for mental health professionals

December 18, 2015 Leave your thoughts

The American Lung Association is hosting a free training for mental health professionals in Duluth in February. The training, supported by Healthy Northland and the BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota Center for Prevention, will prepare practitioners to effectively deliver tobacco cessation services to smokers experiencing mental health or substance abuse conditions. Find the details here and sign up quickly if you’re interested –... Continue Reading

Walking club takes off in Two Harbors

December 18, 2015 Leave your thoughts

Want some extra incentive to stay active this winter? Join the Two Harbors Walking Club, which kicks off on January 11. Just make a commitment to walk regularly, submit your miles weekly and be entered into a drawing for prizes. Walkers can even take their workout indoors by walking the hallways of Two Harbors High School or Minnehaha Elementary School in Two... Continue Reading