Polk County, Wisconsin(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)
The mission of Polk County NPA is to inspire, motivate, and educate individuals and communities to be healthy through good nutrition and physical activity.
The vision of Polk County NPA is Healthy Lifestyle, Community, Environment.
Polk County is a rural county located in western Wisconsin bordering Minnesota. Population: 44,205 (2010).
Community Change Strategy
School: Organized a 3-part video conference series related to school wellness policy and nutrition/physical activity environments.
Worksite: Organized an annual multi-worksite challenge that incorporates an individual behavior-change program with bonus infrastructure challenges for each participating worksite.
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI):