Healthy Communities

Promoting Healthy Communities
Working with individuals, communities, healthcare, schools, and worksites to help make Goodhue County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play.  We promote wellness and behaviors that prevent disease.

Key Principles

  • Upstream: Focus on prevention, such as healthy eating rather than cancer or heart disease
  • Community Engagement: Share ownership of work through collaborations and partnerships
  • Health Equity: Aim for the highest level of health for all residents
  • Policy, System, and Environmental Change: Make healthy choices easy, safe, and affordable
  • Evidence-Based: Choose interventions that have been shown to work

 Healthy Communities Unit Work