Learn more about Healthy Duluth Area Coalition's programs!

The Healthy Duluth Area Coalition’s mission is to revolutionize Duluth’s community health by using policy and environmental changes that create sustainable opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. We are committed to changing the policies, systems and environments of our city to encourage active living and affect how residents access healthy foods. We bring together the people who can facilitate the greatest change, who advocate for wellness, and who strive for healthy equity. We are here to help everyone be well by supporting active living and healthy eating, and by working to make the healthy choice the default choice.

Healthy Duluth Area Coalition's Programs

Healthy Duluth Area Coalition has identified 5 major goals and initiatives:

A Comprehensively Healthy Local Food Environment

OUR GOAL: That all residents in Duluth have convenient and affordable access to fresh, healthy, whole foods on a regular basis all year long and that our residents know how to prepare those fresh and healthy foods. Additionally, that our community continues to work toward a food system that improves the capacity of local growers and producers, while recognizing the positive environmental and economic impacts of a more locally based food system.

A Balanced and Diverse Community Transportation System

OUR GOAL: That Duluth has a balanced community transportation system that meets the needs of all users, regardless of demographics. That the transportation system supports active living, a healthy environment, economic opportunity, and provides an overall improvement to the quality of life in Duluth for all users.

Equitable Access to Health Care and Preventative Treatment

That all residents of Duluth will have convenient and affordable access to healthcare regardless of socioeconomic factors.

Institutional Commitments to a Healthy Lifestyle and Health Equity

OUR GOAL: To help support partnerships with, or initiatives within, the schools and colleges, health care institutions, and other major public or private organizations that will positively reflect a commitment to health and wellness, and health equity.

Robust and Equitable Active Recreational Opportunities

OUR GOAL: To ensure access to green space, trails, sports leagues, and all sorts of active recreation in a way that is safe and available to all residents of Duluth, regardless of which neighborhood they live in, or how much money their family earns. This might include trail connectivity, more playgrounds, or a long term plan to improve park maintenance. But in all cases, people should be able to get out and have fun, enjoy nature, and be active safely and affordably.

Our Key Partners

Our coalition members are working to facilitate change, advocate for wellness, and strive for health equity.

  • St. Luke's Foundation
  • Duluth Community Garden Program
  • Zeppa Family Foundation
  • Community Action Duluth
  • Duluth LISC
  • St. Louis County
  • Duluth Family YMCA
  • ProVideo Productions
  • Generations Health Care Initiatives
  • Essentia Health

Healthy Duluth Area Coalition

Mailing address:
302 W. 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-4745 ext. 152
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