Walkable Community Workshops - Minnesota Department of Health

Walkable Community Workshops

Communities are Increasing Support for Walking

dragon shoes on Duluth boardwalkAcross the state, momentum is building around support for walking – your community can be part of this momentum.

MDH sought applications to host Walkable Community Workshops, which took place in October. We'll seek new applications in spring 2020. Please check back for updates on the application timeline.

Walkable communities = healthy, thriving communities

Walkable communities make it easier for people to be physically active, foster social connections and improve access to everyday destinations. In short, walkable communities are healthy, thriving communities!

MDH has tools and resources you need to take the first step. Thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we’ll make available up to $5,000 to communities to support implementation priorities identified during the workshop. After the workshop, local communities will receive ongoing technical assistance from MDH to implement their action plans.

About the workshops

Host communities in 2019 were:

  • The City of Red Wing
  • Glendale Townhomes family housing, Prospect Park neighborhood, Minneapolis
  • Lincoln County
  • City of Fergus Falls

These half-day workshops, facilitated by MDH staff, bring together community members and those who have influence over community walking conditions. At this workshop, participants will strategize ways to improve walkability within their unique local context.


Contact the Active Living team at health.activeliving@state.mn.us.

Updated Thursday, 24-Oct-2019 10:17:19 CDT