Good News!

September 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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

Prevent type 2 diabetes with free class in Duluth

July 15, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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

SHIP Quarterly Update

June 21, 2016 Leave your thoughts

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.

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

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