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Public Health Promotion

Promoting opportunities for health and well-being.

Who we are

Our goals are to prevent chronic disease and promote community well-being. Many factors influence our health. We aim to understand and address these factors. Our focus is promoting opportunities for health and well-being in populations who experience the greatest inequities. 

Partnerships are key to improving the health of whole communities. We work with partners to co-create solutions that meet specific community needs. Our partners include community-based organizations, cities, faith groups, healthcare settings, schools, and worksites. 

We drive changes in policies, systems, and environments to improve our community's health. When making these changes, we must recognize the history that creates the policies and practices we are trying to change. Harmful policies and practices are often rooted in structural racism. Hennepin County has declared racism a public health crisis. 

Our areas of focus include:

Contact Abbie Zahler to explore how your organization can work with Public Health Promotion.

Featured projects and resources

Find out how we promote health and well-being for all who live, work, learn, and play in Hennepin County.
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Promoting public health in cannabis legalization

Protecting public health and promoting equity in the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Minnesota.

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Partnering with St. Louis Park public schools to address commercial tobacco use among young people

In 2023, St. Louis Park School District partnered with Public Health Promotion to bolster their approach to reducing vaping and e-cigarette use in their school community.

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Event gets community moving and celebrates Hmong culture

The third annual “Hmong Community Explore Your Parks” brought hundreds of people together in Brooklyn Center’s Centennial Park.

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Upcoming worksite campaigns

Take advantage of our low and no-cost campaigns, trainings and events to advance wellness at your worksite. Upcoming worksite campaigns.

Learn more

Explore our resources and learn how you can work with Public Health Promotion. Learn more about us.