Our Past Initiatives

Past efforts include innovative pilot programs and strategic funding. 

See how this work has made a difference.

Active Living Minnesota

We funded eight organizations to develop and implement innovative ways to support active living. Find out what they did.

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Community Engagement Innovation Funding

Finding new ways to engage community members is at the heart of this initiative.

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Communities for Healthy Air

The primary goal of Communities for Healthy Air was to reduce Minnesotans’ exposure to secondhand smoke by working to pass local smoke-free policies.

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Farmers Markets

This initiative helps low-income people buy affordable, fresh food at farmers markets.

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Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

What will happen when doctors prescribe fruits and veggies to patients with diabetes? Find out.

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Healthy Health Care

We're exploring how community-based prevention efforts can be incorporated into the health care system.

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do. Town

This pilot project showed how community engagement can create changes that support the health of all.

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Healthy Eating Minnesota

Eight organizations took on projects that made a difference in healthy eating statewide.

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  • Making Healthy Choices Possible for All Minnesotans

    The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota tackles the leading causes of preventable disease -- tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating -- to increase health equity, transform communities and create a healthier state.