Living Healthy Washington County strives to make a positive difference in the community by working to create health-friendly policies, programs and resources that make it easier for residents to make healthy choices in their daily routines.
Living Healthy Washington County is funded, in part, by a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), Minnesota Department of Health, a state-based program that works at the local level to support healthier communities by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating, well-being and commercial tobacco-free living.
In 2022, Living Healthy Washington County launched the Healthy Opportunities for People through Equity (HOPE) Project. HOPE is a data-driven initiative designed to identify areas within Washington County where residents are experiencing poor health outcomes and work alongside communities to understand local-level needs and support community-led solutions.
In keeping with the City’s strong commitment to bicycling and employee wellness, Stillwater partnered with Living Healthy Washington County to support biking in the workplace. They purchased four bicycles for employee use, bike helmets, air pumps, and a bike fix-it starter kit.