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Heart of New Ulm Project

  • The Heart of New Ulm Project is one of several stories of health care transformation spotlighted at the 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. Watch "The Story of New Ulm - A Population Health Transformation" the 23-minute documentary about the project that premiered at the Summit. 

  • expand to learn moreHeart of New Ulm Project - The Story of New Ulm - A Population Health Transformation - transcript

  • The Heart of New Ulm Project

    The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) aims to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of all New Ulm-area residents through education, available resources, initiatives and partnerships that empower people of all ages to take responsibility for their own health in a supportive environment. 

    Initially started in 2009 by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and New Ulm Medical Center as a 10-year research project designed to successfully reduce heart attacks, the project continues today as a community-owned health initiative focused on three significant and widespread health issues:

    • Healthy lifestyles across the lifespan
    • Mental health
    • Addiction and risky use of substances

    The entire community is working toward a common vision—to support a culture of wellness in the community. Individuals and organizations are helping to inspire and support each other and help make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn and play. The Heart of New Ulm is guided by a 12-member community Leadership Team, along with more than 80 community volunteers representing 35 organizations on 11 Action Teams.

    Find out how you can get involved! 

    For more information on The Heart of New Ulm Project, visit heartofnewulm.com.


    Watch the three-minute trailer of "The Story of New Ulm" documentary.

    Read the transcript for The Story of New Ulm A Population Health Transformation – trailer.


    Watch the 13-minute version of "The Story of New Ulm" documentary, focusing on the health analytics aspect of the Heart of New Ulm Project.

  • expand to learn moreTRANSCRIPT: The Story of New Ulm - Trustees Summit


  • Watch the 12-minute version of "The Story of New Ulm" documentary, focusing on the community support aspect of the Heart of New Ulm Project.


  • For more information

    Call 507-217-5226