Walkable Community Workshops - Minnesota Department of Health

Walkable Community Workshops

Apply Today to Host a Workshop

Across the state, momentum is building around support for walking – your community can be part of this momentum.

The Minnesota Department of Health is now accepting applications from communities interested in hosting a Walkable Community Workshop in fall 2019. Up to four workshops are planned.

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

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.

Who should apply?

  • Local walking advocates
  • Local public health staff
  • City and county government staff
  • Transportation planners
  • Interested citizens

Ready to get started?


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

Updated Friday, 03-May-2019 12:38:37 CDT