Our mission

TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR RESIDENTS BY MAKING IT EASIER TO BE ACTIVE, EAT NUTRITIOUS FOODS AND LIVE TOBACCO-FREE

Our goals

•   To partner with our communities, child care providers, schools, workplaces, non-profits, faith communities, health care providers and other organizations
•   To implement evidence-based strategies that are proven to increase physical activity and nutritious eating, and decrease tobacco use.
•    To focus on long-term sustainable changes

Active Living in Communities 

Our objective is to increase physical activity – primarily walking and bicycling.  Active living integrates physical activity into daily routines such as walking or bicycling for recreational, occupational or purposeful (transportation) reasons.  (Learn More)

Healthy Eating in Communities 

Our objective is to create a healthier food environment by increasing access to affordable, appealing, nutritious food and beverage options.  Healthy eating strategy aims to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables while decreasing consumption of foods high in sodium, saturated fats and added sugars. (Learn More)

TOBACCO-FREE LIVING IN COMMUNITIES

Our objective is to decrease tobacco exposure and use, reduce tobacco-related disparities, increase community awareness of tobacco industry practices, and improve enforcement and compliance with youth access and retail regulatory laws.  (Learn more)


CHILD CARE

A majority of young children spend at least part of their day in care outside of their homes.  Child care providers can provide nutritious eating and activity environments for the children in their care as well as influence families to continue these practices at home. (Learn More)


Schools

Schools are a critical setting to model regular physical activity and health eating.  They can provide students with opportunities to learn about and practice healthy behaviors that can continue throughout their lifespan.  (Learn More)

Workplace Wellness 

Adult Americans spend a large portion of their waking hours at work.  A well-designed workplace wellness initiative offers an organizational foundation to support health and encourages positive lifestyle behaviors like physical activity, healthful eating, tobacco-free environments, support for nursing moms and stress management.  (Learn More)


Health Care 

Our objective is to partner with health care settings and community-based organizations to implement evidence-based programs to address tobacco cessation, pediatric and/or adult obesity, breastfeeding support, falls prevention and dementia awareness and support.  (Learn More)




Why strive to improve the health of Goodhue County?

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Healthcare costs continue to escalate and people continue to suffer and die needlessly from heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

Obesity and being overweight threatens the health of our children, youth, adults and seniors, placing many of us at much greater risk for a wide variety of chronic diseases and health conditions.

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Tobacco use is still the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

 WE ARE LOCALLY DRIVEN

Live Well Goodhue County is directed by a local Community Leadership Team that brings expertise and connections to our table.  Volunteers from each of our communities, our schools, our non-profits and our businesses work to establish and grow community support for policy, systems, and environmental change work in obesity prevention and tobacco use and control. Our leadership team works together to focus priorities, engage community members, and help guide the selection of evidence-based strategies.  If you would like to join our Community Leadership Team, please contact David Anderson or Megan Roschen.

BETTER HEALTH TOGETHER

If you would like to implement a new policy, system or change the environment so it’s easier for residents in your community, children at your day care or school, employees/co-workers at your business to be active, eat healthy and/or live tobacco free, please contact David Anderson or Megan Roschen.  Mini-grant opportunities are available.  (Learn More)

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Live Well Goodhue County is supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Minnesota Department of Health

Learn more about SHIP

Megan Roschen, Co-Coordinator
Goodhue County Health & Human Services, Public Health Division
426 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-6140 I email

David Anderson, Coordinator
Goodhue County Health & Human Services, Public Health Division
426 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066
651-385-6148 |  email