About Crow Wing Energized
Crow Wing Energized is a community health and wellness movement that aims to help engage, equip, and empower community members throughout all ages to make the healthy choice the easy choice in and around Crow Wing County.
In Crow Wing County, the program is a public/private partnership with the Statewide Health Improvement Program with Crow Wing County and Essentia Health working together and taking the lead. This grassroots community engagement movement, is structured so people and organizations can have leadership roles in facilitating change in strategically identified goal group areas:
Healthy Choices goal group develops sustainable strategies and encourages healthy choices by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing active living opportunities and helping to promote and support healthy environments.
Mental Fitness goal group encourages and equips citizens in achieving and maintaining mental fitness by building networks throughout the county for achieving resilience, increasing the practice of intentional choices to help reduce stress and anxiety, and educating our communities to increase the knowledge of mental fitness so it will help to make positive choices regarding their overall health.
Workplace Wellness goal group helps to create a healthy and energized workforce by increasing employee satisfaction, maximizing productivity, minimizing absenteeism and helping to reduce health care costs.
Community Connections group connects Crow Wing County citizens to services, events, organizations, and other resources which will promote healthy living by increasing awareness of available community assets, as well as promoting Crow Wing Energized health and wellness movement and citizen inspired programs and events throughout the county.
These goal groups have been meeting regularly since March 2014, with the intention of collaborating with multiple stakeholders to improve community engagement and commitment to improving health.
By prioritizing evidence-based efforts around greatest community good, that can be achieved through collaborations and utilization of community resources, Crow Wing Energized reports it aims to create and sustain a united approach to effect for years to come.