Healthy Northland is a statewide health improvement program that works in partnership with public health agencies and community partners in northeastern Minnesota to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives. It’s goal is to make it easier for Minnesotans to make healthy choices such as healthy eating, active living, and sustaining from tobacco usage. One way that Healthy Northland does this is by providing comprehensive resources and information on their website. It works collaboratively with local partners to create initiatives that directly impact northeastern Minnesota residents’ health.
Engaging in a healthy, active lifestyle encourages Minnesotans to live sustainably. Examples include:
- Active transportation (biking, walking, etc.) are carbon-friendly modes of transportation that also lower risk of suffering a stroke, heart attack, being diagnosed with diabetes, and overall mortality.
- Increasing healthy, fresh food intake decreases typical packaging waste and energy consumption, avoiding the processing, packaging, heating, and refrigeration that transporting food long distances entails, all of which consume energy and contributes to air pollution.
Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!
Learn more and get involved with the Healthy Northland.