Minnesota has good news! The share of Minnesota adults considered obese was 26.1 percent last year, compared with a national average of nearly 38 percent. What’s making Minnesota a leader in the fight against obesity? “While it’s impossible to pinpoint a single reason behind the trend, it’s safe to say that community efforts, combined with policy changes and awareness campaigns have... Continue Reading
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? One in three Americans are – take the quiz at www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out if you are one of them. If you live in the Duluth area, a yearlong lifestyle change program beginning Aug. 2 is being offered free of charge to those with prediabetes. Read on for more information about the condition and... Continue Reading
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.
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
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