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. Download a PDF of our 2022 Annual Report.
In 2021, Living Healthy Washington County continued to improve community health with a deepened focus on our new health equity efforts. Community partner projects increased residents’ access to healthy foods, physical activity, mental well-being, and reduced use and exposure to commercial tobacco products. Download a PDF of our 2021 Annual Report.
Our approach changed dramatically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were still able to support greater access to healthy eating and physical activity for our residents while reducing tobacco use and exposure. In the 2020 year-end fact sheet, we highlight our collective impact as we work to make a positive difference across the […]
Living Healthy Washington County: Our Work in 2019 Last year, Living Healthy Washington County worked with 120 partners to make it easier for over 261,000 residents to be healthy! In the 2019 year-end fact sheet, we highlight our collective impact as we work to make a positive difference across the community. Living Healthy Washington County is funded, in part, […]
Mindful Movement Begins Early This summer, over two dozen child care providers across Washington County learned ways to keep children in their daycare active and focused, from the hottest days of summer to the frigid days of winter. Last year, Living Healthy Washington County (Living Healthy Washington County) learned that many local child care providers […]
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 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 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 […]