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Stressed out college kids learn to Chill

[KARE 11, November 6, 2019] Stress is a part of everyday life, but when it gets too bad it can really interfere with everyday things you need to do. For University of Minnesota students, the YMCA there is using techniques and tools from Allina Health’s Change to Chill program. KARE 11’s News at 11 also […]

Empowering adults to help teens ‘Change to Chill’

[Quad Community Press, November 5, 2019] The percentage of ninth grade students who reported that they had mental health concerns lasting six months or more increased from 12.5% in 2013 to 17.3% in 2016 and 23.1% in 2019. The percentage of 11th graders who said they seriously considered suicide in the past year increased from […]

Change to Chill at the U of M YMCA

[KSTP-TV, Oct, 29, 2019] Change to Chill, Allina Health’s program to help teens manage stress in their life, is now at the University of Minnesota’s YMCA. The U YMCA is using Change to Chill techniques to help U students cope with college life.

Minnesota students report increased mental health issues

[KARE 11, Oct. 17, 2019] The Minnesota Student Survey is out and it shows something troubling. Our kids are telling us, in this survey, that many of them are struggling with mental health issues. In fact it says more Minnesota students than ever report having long-term mental health, behavioral or emotional problems. Allina Health child […]

‘Created by students for students’: Burnsville High’s chill room aims to calm anxiety

[Savage Pacer, Oct. 16, 2019] Burnsville High School senior Katie Fritz felt overwhelmed by stress when she took a job after school last year. She worried about her grades and struggled to find time to calm her mind in between class, work and extracurriculars. This year, Fritz and classmate Kylie Krick, a junior, designed the […]

Change to Chill kicks off new school year in 16 partner schools

[KDWA-AM, Sept. 16, 2019] For the 2019-2020 school year, Allina Health’s Change to Chill (CTC) School Partnership has expanded to include16 new area high schools, in addition to providing continued support to schools that participated in the Partnership last year. “Allina Health, through its CTC program, is helping teens manage stress, improve their mental well-being […]

Allina Health ‘drafts’ interns at Genesys Works’ Draft Day

[KMSP Fox 9, August 13, 2019] This year non-profit Genesys Works will place more than 300 high schools seniors from underserved communities with 56 Twin Cities companies. Allina Health started taking Genesys Works interns with two last year and for its efforts won Genesys Works’ Rookie of the Year award. This year Allina will play […]

Allina Health efforts at population health improvement yield results

Allina Health efforts at population health improvement yield results

[Star Tribune, August 11, 2019] Allina Health’s long-running Heart of New Ulm project is unique nationally in proving that a communitywide focus, led by a local hospital, could improve cardiac health. Allina invested $9 million in the 10-year project, which reduced the number of residents with high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking habits in New Ulm […]

Change to Chill: Local students take action to ease school stress

[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 19, 2019] The need for adolescent mental health programming emerged during Allina Health’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2013, when student survey data showed a marked increase in the rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Experts across the health system met with local teens, later giving shape to what is now […]

Allina Health collects healthy food for food insecure families

[KSTP-TV, May 23, 2019] Up to one in ten Minnesota families live with food insecurity — a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Allina Health is joining with The Food Group to collect healthy foods at more than 50 Allina locations to be given to food shelves and other […]