Offering the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is quite an endeavor for community organizations and healthcare systems. It’s even harder to meet the stringent requirements set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP). Achieving full recognition for this evidence-based program is difficult and it is about 2 years process. Only programs with the... Continue Reading
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The application deadline for the grant has passed. The benefits of breastfeeding are extensive. Breastfed babies received added immunity from many illnesses, such as asthma, ear infections, and diabetes. Mothers that breastfeed have lower rates of diabetes, heart disease, and breast and ovarian cancer. But, did you know that breastfeeding benefits workplaces, too? Becoming a breastfeeding supportive business delivers a... Continue Reading
Three worksites, two hospitals and one city were recognized on Dec. 14 for their contributions to building more breastfeeding-friendly communities. The Healthy Northland Breastfeeding Friendly Awards were given out at the Northeast Minnesota Breastfeeding Summit on Dec. 14 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Healthy Northland recognized worksites Essentia Health – Deer River, Essentia Health –Virginia Medical Arts Clinic and Lake County... Continue Reading
Are you passionate about local food? Are you a farmer, a distributor, a purchaser, or even just someone who eats? If so, you’re invited to the Northeastern Minnesota Food Charter in Action event, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron. Join others to talk about all things food. The focus is how... Continue Reading
Physicians and health care providers have the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and earn CMEs and CEUs on May 25 in Duluth. The day begins with Breastfeeding Managment in Primary Care, a workshop for physicians from 7 to 8:30 a.m. This breakfast session provides lactation training for physicians and includes case-based presentations and a physician panel discussion about breastfeeding management... Continue Reading
Essentia – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth has become the first Baby Friendly hospital in Northeastern Minnesota! Read more about the success and other updates from Healthy Northland’s breastfeeding work here.
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.
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.
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
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