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

WHY STRIVE TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF GOODHUE COUNTY?

hccostsHealthcare 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 Gina Johnson 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 Gina Johnson or Megan Roschen.  Mini-grant opportunities are available.  (Learn more.)

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

Learn more about SHIP

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

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

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