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Goal 5: Health & Wellness

Goal Captain: Theresa Hillis & Wendy Ulferts

Volunteer Force: 20

Goal Progress Reports:   Click Here

 

Health and Wellness is a goal that was added in 2015. Goal Five is helping to create a community where people move naturally, eat wisely, live with a purpose and connect with others. Many of the people working to move this goal forward are from the Willmar ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Team.
 

Goal Five has an active endorsed project headed by BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota.  This project, known as the "Idea Fund", is part of a "Healthy Together Willmar" initiative. 

To learn more about the Idea Fund, Click Here.

 

Goal Five currently has two sub-goals:

 

 

Goal Five: Healthy Behavior Change

Goal Five: Business & Community Resource Network

 

 

Healthy Behavior Change for Kids, Families and Communities

 

Business and Community Resource Network

 

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Testimonials
From our community volunteers

“I'm proud to volunteer and support the efforts of Vision 2040 because creating a healthy community takes a collabortive effort. No one person or entity can create a community where people want to live and work and play, but working together we can create it. Vision 2040 started with an inclusive effort to bring together people from across our region to articulate their vision of the future of our region's communities. The goals that emerged from that vision offer everyone the opportunity to share in the collaborative work necessary to create a healthy and vibrant region--and that's a good thing for all of us.”

Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College

“I'm honored to be part of Vision 2040 and the team that is forging the future of the Willmar Lakes Area community. We are a strong vibrant community that works hard and works together through partnerships and collaborative efforts. This spark of leadership for this is caused by people willing to risk failure to reach for success. We have seen there's no limit to what a group can do if the individuals don't care who gets the credit.”

Ken Warner, Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

“We are proud to be part of the Vision 2040 effort here at the community foundation because it aligns with our core mission to engage people, connect resources and build community. It was an easy choice to invest not only financial resources to support Vision 2040 but also to lend significat board and staff time to help drive this effort forward. It's transforming our communities for the future our residents dream about-using their ideas and energies to make good things happen organically in real time and for years to come-and we want to be part of making that possible!”

Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation
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