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Inspiring Employees to Live Their Healthiest Life

Inspiring Employees to Live Their Healthiest Life Working adults spend most of their day at work, providing employers with a great opportunity to impact the health of their staff. Comprehensive workplace wellness initiatives have been linked to increased employee retention, higher job satisfaction and productivity. Since 2013, the City of Stillwater has partnered with Living […]


Event Showcases Local Efforts to Improve Food Access

Washington County Public Health and Environment co-hosted an event with the Metro Food Access Network (MFAN) to showcase the important work happening in Washington County to increase access to healthy food for all residents. The event brought together over 100 individuals from healthcare, food shelves, farmers markets, nonprofits, government, and the community to learn about food access through an engaging panel of expert speakers and interactive food system stations.


Our Work in 2018

Living Healthy in Washington County: Our Work in 2018 Living Healthy in Washington County is part of the larger statewide efforts across Minnesota to make long lasting economic and health impacts. By working with community leaders, employers, schools, and health care professionals, the initiative creates health-friendly policies and resources that make it easier for residents […]


A Healthy Start for Washington County’s Youngest Residents

A Healthy Start for Washington County’s Youngest Residents Living Healthy in Washington County (Living Healthy Washington County) is working to help our youngest residents get off to a healthy start in life. In April 2018, we partnered with Parent Aware and Washington County Community Services to learn more from child care providers in Washington County. […]


Assessing the Impact of Income on Mental Health and Physical Activity

Assessing the Impact of Income on Mental Health and Physical Activity Washington County is one of the healthiest counties in the state, yet the health outcomes for certain populations living in the County differ greatly. The 2014/2015 Metro Survey of the Health of All the Population and the Environment (SHAPE) highlighted several key disparities along […]


Local food shelf makes the healthy choice the easy choice

Local food shelf makes the healthy choice the easy choice Eating right is easier with healthy food options close at hand. That’s why Family Pathways recently transformed the way it showcases healthy foods at its Forest Lake Food Shelf, which serves over 7,000 individuals per year. The new design and layout encourages clients to make […]