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Since 1907, MPHA has been dedicated to creating a healthier Minnesota through effective public health practice and engaged citizens. 

NPHW 2024: Healthy Neighborhoods for a Healthy You

  • April 02, 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Healthy Neighborhoods for a Healthy You

When our neighborhoods are healthy, we have the building blocks for healthy lives. That's why the American Public Health Association and the Minnesota Public Health Association are focusing on  Healthy Neighborhoods  during National Public Health Week. 

We invite you to do a neighborhood assessment (including photo submission!) and join us Tuesday, April 2, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  to talk about what is or is not working our neighborhoods, and what we can do to improve them. If you are unable to use the form, please refer to the questions below. Getting out and going around your neighborhood will help you complete the questions, and you might also need to look up some information online or talk to folks in your neighborhood. 

Neighborhood Assessment Survey

  1. What is the name of your city or community?
  2. Describe your neighborhood: (Urban, Suburban, or Rural).
  3. Walking and bicycling are safe and convenient in my neighborhood. (Yes/No).
  4. Nutritious, fresh, culturally appropriate food is affordable in my neighborhood. (Yes/No).
  5. Residents of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to be physically active in my neighborhood. (Yes/No).
  6. There is a risk of exposure to environmental hazards or pollutants in my neighborhood. (Yes/No).
  7. My neighborhood has public transportation that is accessible. (Yes/No).
  8. Estimate the proportion of rental properties within your neighborhood: (Less than 15%, 15-29%, 30-50%, 51-75%, 76-100%).
  9. How close are you to an urgent care, emergency room or hospital for acute health events? (Less than a mile, 1-3 miles, 4-6 miles, More than 6 miles).

  10. Do you have reliable access to broadband internet? (Yes/No).

  11. How close is the nearest green space that you could go for a picnic? (Less than a mile, 1-3 miles, 4-6 miles, More than 6 miles).

  12. Are there enough trees in your neighborhood? (Yes/No).

  13. Would you feel comfortable asking a neighbor for help and offering help? (Yes/No).

  14. What isn't in your neighborhood that you would like to have? What could improve your neighborhood?

Please see instructions for the photo submission of your neighborhood on the survey.

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