NCHH Minnesota Green and Healthy Renovation Featured in New DVD


The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new program and DVD: “Growing Up Healthy: Kids and Communities — Addressing Social, Economic and Environmental Influences on Health.” The half-hour program will air statewide on tpt MN Channel on August 23 at 7:30 p.m. The program focuses on improving young children’s health through high quality early care and learning, safe and healthy housing, a healthy physical environment, and connections with caring adults. It features the work of grantees around the state, including: 

  • The National Center for Healthy Housing, documenting the positive health impacts of a green renovation of a low-income apartment complex in Worthington, MN;
  • East Side Neighborhood Development Company in St. Paul, creating healthier home and child care environments on the city’s East Side;
  • The University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, reducing women and children’s exposures to pesticides in the Red River Valley and increasing residents’ access to locally grown produce;
  • Rice County Growing Up Healthy, working to connect residents of Faribault and Northfield to programs, services, and resources to help them be healthier; and
  • University of Minnesota Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, working to ensure that Minneapolis families with young children have healthy home environments.

The program was coproduced with Twin Cities Public Television. The DVD can be ordered at no charge.

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