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Feb. 20, 2020

Community Innovations 2020

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Request for proposals open!

Build Healthy Places Network has launched the Community Innovations funding opportunity to deepen outreach and learning from local community development organizations that serve low-income communities and people of color. Community Innovations is an 18-month program available for up to eight eligible organizations motivated to engage healthcare partners in their neighborhood revitalization work. Organizations focused on advancing health equity, racial equity, and the social determinants of health are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on March 18. Visit the Build Healthy Places Network website for more information.

CityHealth Pilot Opportunity

Using policy to create healthy and vibrant communities

CityHealth is looking to support small and mid-sized cities in using policy to create healthier and more vibrant communities. Selected applicants will participate in the initial pilot to improve health in their city. There will be training materials and technical assistance to guide these participants as they do their own assessment of their policies, and receive communications support to publicize their work to build thriving communities.

Visit the CityHealth website to learn more.


Active Recess Training of Trainers


First training session is coming up soon!

Register for the free active recess training of trainers. If you or a school partner is interested in implementing active recess strategies, register for a training session today! For more information or questions, contact Jeremy Vann at

Register at the Minnesota Department of Education website.



Tuesday, March 3 
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Dakota County Western Service Center Room 106
14955 Galaxie Avenue # 335 
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Tuesday, March 24
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
New Ulm
414 S Payne St.

Thursday, March 12 
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Public Health Service Center 
725 Elm St. Ste. 1200
Alexandria, MN 56308

Tuesday, April 14
11:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
403 4th St. NW

Tuesday, March 17 
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Two Harbors
1513 County Highway 2