TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH and well-being OF OUR RESIDENTS BY MAKING IT EASIER TO BE ACTIVE, EAT NUTRITIOUS FOODS AND LIVE TOBACCO-FREE
• 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?
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.
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.)