Creating Healthy Communities
The Polk County Public Health Community Wellness Team works collaboratively with communities, schools, workplaces, and organizations to create policies, systems and environmental changes that positively impact health and wellness. These changes aim to promote and protect the health and well-being of all and help put healthy choices within reach for the residents of Polk County.
Contact our Community Wellness Team
- Kirsten Fagerlund, Lead Coordinator: email@example.com
- Amanda Lien, Wellness Coordinator, SHIP Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Shimek, Wellness Coordinator: email@example.com
- Brenna Olson, Wellness Coordinator & Northwest Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alex Orvik, Wellness Coordinator, Dental Innovations Coordinator email@example.com
SHIP is working to create healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating, commercial tobacco-free living, mental well-being, and health equity.
Raising community awareness and supporting work to combat alcohol, tobacco and drug use in our communities.
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.
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.
The Youth Advisory Board will provide a vehicle for young people in Polk County to become involved in governmental public health services by merging civic engagement and leadership development for high school students.
Polk County Wellness Challenge
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.