Improve Health where Health Happens

Event Details
Monday, August 23, 2021
10:00am CST
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Moving the needle on health outcomes requires moving beyond the walls of the health care system out into the community where decisions that affect health are made on a daily basis. This webinar will share the lessons learned from the 12 years of the Heart of New Ulm Project as it transitioned from a research project to a community-owned and driven community health improvement initiative. Partnering with non-traditional organizations that have a role to play in the health and wellness of the community is critical to moving farther upstream in primary prevention. Pairing programs with policy, systems, and environmental change provides the foundation for long-term sustainable change that supports healthy lifestyle behaviors and improved health outcomes.

Webinar Objectives:

•    Identify the elements necessary to incorporate health as a shared value into the community.
•    Describe components for sustainable rural community health.
•    Identify policy, system and environmental changes that create a supportive environment for improved health outcomes.


  • Cindy Winters, Project Manager, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Population Health Team

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $911,531 with 0 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.