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Heart of New Ulm Project

  • The Heart of New Ulm Project

    The award-winning Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project is a collaborative partnership of the New Ulm community, New Ulm Medical Center (part of Allina Health), and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. Since 2009, the entire community has been working toward a common vision — to support a culture of wellness in the community and help people make health the easy choice where they live, learn, work and play.

    Through activities, education, policies and environmental changes, people who live or work in New Ulm are supported in their efforts to get more physically active, eat more fruits and vegetables, lose weight, quit smoking, manage stress and make other healthful lifestyle choices. Efforts involve the entire community — from health care organizations, providers and individuals, to worksites, faith-based organizations, public health, local government, and civic groups and organizations.

    Find out how you can get involved! 

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

    The Heart of New Ulm Community leadership team

    • Dr. Bryana Andert, New Ulm Medical Center Foundation Board
    • Dan Beranek, Alliance Bank
    • Jeff Bertrang, New Ulm Public Schools
    • Carisa Buegler, New Ulm Medical Center
    • Lydia Drexler, Firmenich Manufacturing
    • Dr. Dan Holmberg, New Ulm Medical Center
    • Jennifer Maurer, New Ulm Medical Center
    • Karen Moritz, Brown County Public Health
    • Matt Pearson, Martin Luther College
    • Laura Schmidt, Hy-Vee
    • Dave Schnobrich, City of New Ulm
    • Audra Shaneman, New Ulm Chamber of Commerce
    • Virginia Suker, Turner Hall
    • Facilitator: Cindy Winters, Heart of New Ulm Project staff
  • For more information

    Call 507-217-5945

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    Promote HONU

    The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) invites New Ulm businesses and organizations to show their support for a culture of wellness by applying to use the HONU logo to promote events, activities, services, campaigns and policies that align with HONU's mission.