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BE WELL: Health Care
 icon_healthcare_no-text_screen.png   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. Some of the ways this can be accomplished include:

Establishing, Increasing Capacity of and Supporting Referrals to 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)

Improving Breastfeeding Support
* Breastfeeding-Friendly Maternity Center Designation
Breastfeeding-Friendly Health Department Recognition
* Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Recognition
Breastfeeding Information for Child Care Providers
  Supporting Dementia Prevention
* Keep aging adults active, healthy, and living
          at home
* Supporting ACT on Alzheimer's Communities

Community Resources to Support Healthy Living 
* 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

Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Guide for Mankato/North Mankato


For more information
To learn more about what BE WELL is doing in Blue Earth County, including how to partner with us or how to get involved in making our communities healthier places to live, feel free to contact us.

Kristen Friedrichs, MA  
(507) 304-4411

Gretchen Bohl
(507) 304-4450

410 S. Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Mailing address: PO BOX 3526, Mankato, MN 56002

To learn more about what SHIP is doing in the rest of Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Department of Health SHIP webpage.