- Public Health
- Community Health
Read about programs in place to try to combat drug use in our community.
Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)
SHIP is working to create healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living.
Toward Zero Deaths
It is the mission of the Toward Zero Deaths program to create a culture for which traffic fatalities and serious injuries are no longer acceptable.
Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
The YAB will provide a vehicle for young people in Polk County to become involved in governmental public health services, merging civic engagement and leadership development for high school students. By engaging youth in our agency’s policies, practices and procedures, we bring new energy, information and knowledge into our mission-based work through youth targeted, age and gender sensitive interventions. As part of developing future leaders of our communities, youth will plan, implement and reflect on limited yet meaningful programming determined by the YAB.
Suicide Prevention and Positive Mental Well-being
We aim to have a community that flourishes by practicing positive emotion, engagement, and positive relationships by promoting evidence-based mental health resiliency tools such as Random Acts of Kindness, Gratitude, 3 Good Things, Taking it Outside, Thank you Letters and Social Connectedness. These tools are a key component for individuals when working to create reserves of wellbeing that can be pulled when needed.
MOVE Polk County
Polk County Wellness Challenge 2021.
Opioid Settlement Advisory Council
Polk County is committed to reducing the negative impacts associated with opioid use disorders by partnering with key sectors on an Advisory Council. The Opioid Settlement Advisory Council will guide the spending of National Opioid Settlement dollars to save lives and prevent further damage.