Active Community Workshop

Physical Activity: Active Community Workshop

The Minnesota Department of Health offers Active Community Workshop Facilitator Training.

Training objectives:

  • Train co-facilitators on how to conduct Active Community Workshops
  • Outline how a workshop may assist a community in completion of a community walkability assessment and development of a community action plan
  • Realize a cost savings of about $2,500 per workshop with trained local facilitators

Public health professionals with expertise in physical activity, health promotion, and chronic disease prevention would be well suited as co-facilitators. Positions could include physical activity specialists, health educators, and health promotion specialists. Public planning professionals with expertise in transportation engineering and community design would also be well suited as co-facilitators. Positions could include county or city engineers and county or city planners.

These trainings are only offered through local public health agencies and tribal governments in Minnesota. Contact us at:

Let's go for a walk guideCommunity walkability assessment guide

The Let's Go for a Walk assessment guide (pdf 242kb/4 pgs) is a quick community walkability assessment tool in a brochure format.

To order free print copies, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5440.

Updated Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 04:23PM