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Community Initiatives

Healthy Duluth is always working to better understand all of the great work happening around health and health equity in our community, and always interested in helping to network those who are doing it.

 

We organize this work into the 5 basic categories below. We hope this catalogue of initiatives, ideas, and efforts can help spur further support, discussion, and connections between the many people working each day to improve the health of our community. We also hope this catalogue can be a resource for funders, policy makers, and action organizations looking to better understand the local landscape of health and health equity related work. We think the ideas below are worth supporting and that when implemented, will have significant and meaningful impact on the quality of life in Duluth and the surrounding cities and towns.

 

Lastly, you’ll notice we try to highlight initiatives that are long term policy, systems, or built environment (PSE) change efforts. Healthy Duluth has made an organizational commitment to focusing on PSE change in the hope that those changes are long lasting, culture changing investments of time, energy, and resources.

A Comprehensively Healthy Local Food Environment

All residents in Duluth will have convenient and affordable access to fresh, healthy, whole foods on a regular basis all year long.

Seeds of Success Value Added Production

Seeds of Success has logged significant successes at the intersection of employment services, healthy food access, and neighborhood revitalization. Over [...] Read More →

Bridging Divides: Mobilizing Community Issues through Tactical Urbanism and Creative Placemaking in Duluth Neighborhoods

Bridging Divides is a process in which existing neighborhood-based initiatives will gain mobilizing tools through Tactical Urbanism and Creative Placemaking [...] Read More →

Balanced and Diverse Community Transportation System

Duluth will have a balanced, fair community transportation system that meets the needs of all users and promotes active living, a healthy environment, economic opportunity, and provides an overall improvement to the quality of life in Duluth.

JumpStart Duluth

Picture a community in which all have a chance to fully participate. For some working families with low-incomes, JumpStart [...] Read More →

Active Transportation Coordinator Position

The active transportation coordinator position is one that is currently hosted by the YMCA and is supported through a Statewide [...] Read More →

Community Partners Bicycle Library

Transportation equity needs to be addressed in our community, but identifying how to do so has been a challenge. We [...] Read More →

Equitable Access to Health Care and Preventative Treatments

All residents of Duluth will have convenient and affordable access to health care regarless of socio-economic factors.

Health and Wellness Coaching

Community Action Duluth recently introduced a Health and Wellness Coach into our integrated system of holistic anti-poverty service delivery. [...] Read More →

Institutional Commitments to a Healthy Lifestyle and Health Equity

(Schools/Hospitals/Workplaces, etc.) All major institutions and work places in Duluth have integrated health in the design of their policies, systems and physical environment, making it not only possible, but natural to use the healthiest options in all institutional settings.

Community Partners Bicycle Library

Transportation equity needs to be addressed in our community, but identifying how to do so has been a challenge. We [...] Read More →

Promoting active aging in Duluth

A small group of adults over 50 has just started a Meet Up Group called Boomer Age Duluth to provide [...] Read More →

Moving from Table Talk to Action

"Moving from Table Talk to Action" is a forum theatre experience proposed by The Health and Wellness Table with a [...] Read More →

Robust and Equitable Active Recreational Opportunities

Residents in all Duluth neighborhoods will have access to facilities that provide equal opportunity for physically active recreation.

Community Bike Education Program

The Y would be offering a Community Bike Education Program, targeting youth in the Community. The idea would be [...] Read More →

Duluth Traverse

The Duluth Traverse is the name we have given to a shared vision that COGGS and the City of Duluth [...] Read More →

Promoting active aging in Duluth

A small group of adults over 50 has just started a Meet Up Group called Boomer Age Duluth to provide [...] Read More →

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