Place-based healthy living strategies

Healthy behaviors start at home but are heavily influenced by the opportunities available in the places we live, learn, work, and play.

Partnering with trusted organizations, agencies and worksites to create healthier environments


The Healthy Living team partners with institutions and communities to improve opportunities for everyone to eat healthy, be active, and live tobacco-free as part of their daily life. 

Schools, childcare, worksites, neighborhoods and communities play an important role in creating access to healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free living opportunities for those they employ and serve. Partnering with schools, worksites, clinics and communities is fundamental to implement a variety of coordinated healthy living strategies within each unique setting.

Current initiatives

Improving access to healthy food and creating opportunities to be active

Assisting employers in creating healthier work environments.

Helping clinics and their community partners provide prevention and wellness services.

Funding opportunities

Contact us

Healthy Living

Health Department




Public Service Building
505 S Fourth Ave, Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday