We believe all Minnesotans should have the opportunity to make choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background. Everyone wants good health in order to be productive at work and to succeed in school, and to have affordable medical and housing costs. To make this opportunity a choice for all Minnesotans, we all have to do our part in creating and maintaining healthy homes and communities. Every person and every organization has a role to play, small or large.
The mission of the Alliance is to promote, support and provide healthy homes and communities for all Minnesotans. The Alliance is a three-year effort to build bridges and coordination between the different sectors that play a role in creating a state where all Minnesotans have the opportunity to live healthy lives.
The opportunity is to build on the work of the Alliance planning project and the Minnesota Healthy Homes Strategic Plan, completed in 2012, to implement a statewide organizing effort. The Alliance will work on priority areas identified through the planning process.
These three priority areas are: 1) Connect people, programs and sectors; 2) Develop and support policy changes; and 3) Provide education for the public and public officials.
Planning is now underway for a Healthy Homes and Communities Statewide Convening to be held on October 1, 2013, at the Depot in downtown Minneapolis. Last year’s convening featured keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Iton of The California Endowment and highlighted several successful local initiatives and programs. Click here to view the 2012 agenda and convening presentations.