Active Living is integrating physical activity into daily routines by making it easier for people to bike, walk and use transit to get to their destinations. The Brooklyn Center Active Living program is a partnership between Hennepin County, other local cities, businesses, non-profits and the community. Brooklyn Center is looking to engage all members of our community and partner with you to make our community a healthy place to live!
Brooklyn Center's Innovative Active Living project:
In August 2014, the City of Brooklyn Center began an effort aimed at improving access to healthy choices and active transportation options for all city residents. The project is being funded by Hennepin County through the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Through this grant, the City will undertake several new initiatives including:
There is a special emphasis with this grant; that the work reduces health disparities by targeting specified “priority populations” who have been identified as having higher rates of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. These groups must include low-income residents and people of color, and may also include seniors, persons with disabilities, youth, and other community members within the city.
Active Living Steering Committee:
Why Active Living is Important:
Active Living Guiding Principles: