Healthy Communities Partnership

Kids today less fit than their parents were

[MPR, Nov. 22, 2013] Children are now slower runners than their parents were, according to new data from the American Heart Association. The study showed that around the world, children are 15 percent less fit than their parents were during childhood. In the United States, childhood cardiovascular performance declined between 1970 and 2000. Dr. Courtney […]

Living longer, not healthier

[KARE TV, July 17, 2013] The good news from a recent health study is that Americans are starting to get more active. The bad news is we’re not doing enough and we are living longer with bad health. Dr. Courtney Baechler, Allina Health Chief Prevention and Wellness officer and Cardiologist joined KARE 11 News @ […]

Doctor advises eating ‘close to nature’

Doctor advises eating ‘close to nature’

[Minnesota Public Radio, April 26, 2013] Who wants to die early or live with a chronic illness? Yet, 95 percent of the population lives with an identifiable risk factor, and the U.S. spends $2.5 trillion on healthcare – 70 percent of which is spent on lifestyle related disease. Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute […]

Courtney Baechler, MD

Riverwood’s new wellness experts report for duty

[Aitkin Age, January 31, 2013] Riverwood Healthcare Center is among 13 health systems serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin to be chosen to participate in a three-year Healthy Communities Partnership. A $475,000 grant from the George Family Foundation and Allina Health will enable it to screen, assess and improve the health of local residents in the […]

Grand Itasca joins 13 other communities in wellness promotion partnership with Allina Health

[Grand Rapids Herald Review, September 11, 2012] Allina Health and George Family Foundation have announced a regional health improvement partnership with 13 health care organizations in communities across Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. “The Healthy Communities Partnership recognizes that at least 40 percent of the deaths in the U.S. are attributed to four behaviors: unhealthy […]