BE WELL: Health Care

Improving Health through Prevention and Collaboration

BE WELL works to improve health by building and enhancing relationships between local public health, community service organizations, clinics, hospitals and other health care settings that serve the Blue Earth County area.
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BE WELL partners to accomplish this in the following ways:

Establishing, Increasing the Capacity of and Supporting Referrals to Preventive Evidence-Based Programs (EBP)

* Tobacco Cessation Programs
* Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
* National Diabetes Prevention Program (I CAN Prevent Diabetes)
* Matter of Balance
* Tai Ji Quan
* Arthritis Prevention Programs
* Enhanced Fitness (PALS

Supporting Dementia Prevention

* Keep aging adults active, healthy, and living at home
* Supporting ACT on Alzheimer's Communities

Compiling and/or Promoting Community Resources to Support Healthy Living

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Local Active Living Resources low cost or free resources compiled by BE WELL
* Local Healthy Eating Resources compiled by UM Extension
* Local Breastfeeding Support Resources compiled by BE WELL and the Southcentral Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
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Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Guide for Mankato/North Mankato
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For more information
To learn more about what BE WELL is doing in Blue Earth County, including how to partner with us in making our communities healthier places to live, feel free to contact us.
Kristen Friedrichs, MA
(507) 304-4411

Gretchen Bohl
(507) 304-4450
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To learn more about what SHIP is doing in the rest of Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health SHIP webpage.