The conditions of our neighborhoods have a direct and indirect impact on our health. Healthy neighborhoods provide safe and affordable homes, opportunities for neighbors to connect, and access to nutritious foods and safe places to be active. Policies that promote health and health equity result in neighborhoods where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.
Where We're Working
The foundation has a history of supporting work in neighborhoods to improve the health of communities. We are currently developing a program to help build strong bonds between neighbors in communities across the state by continuing, improving or extending the reach of gathering places and programs that build connections in low-income communities.
Connect for Health Challenge
Relationships matter to your health. Strong connections to friends and neighbors make people more likely to be involved in their communities, perform better in school, and live longer, healthier lives.
Healthy Housing Alliance
As part of the foundation's focus on healthy housing, a statewide "Alliance for Healthy Homes and Communities" was created to build awareness while advocating for system changes and improving health and housing conditions across Minnesota.