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[Star Tribune, January 29, 2016]   Almost everyone has obstacles to overcome when trying to get fit, from time constraints to physical limitations. Ibrahim Mohamed discovered that Somali-American women in Shakopee had more challenges than most: they didn’t know much about exercise and couldn’t find a women-only environment to work out, which many Muslim women prefer.
February 01, 2016
[Star Tribune, July 23, 2014]   Yuniba Montoya was accustomed to cheering from the sidelines as her sons played soccer. Then one day her son asked: “Why don’t you play sometime so you can see what it’s like?” That’s all it took for Montoya and a group of fellow Latina mothers in Shakopee to move from the sidelines onto the field and start planning a league of their own.
July 23, 2014
[Owatonna People's Press, July 30, 2013]   Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna has been given its second opportunity to promote social connections and increase healthy behaviors in the community. The church received a $5,000 Healthy Activity Grant from the Allina Health Neighborhood Health Connection program — the only organization that received the maximum amount in the south region.
August 05, 2013
[Northfield News, July 30, 2013]   Local Northfield community organizations and businesses recently received thousands in Healthy Activity grants to promote social connections and increase healthy behaviors. Several Rice county organizations will take part thanks to Healthy Activity grants from Allina Health .
August 05, 2013
[Farmington Independent, June 09, 2013]   Farmington’s Allina Medical Clinic hopes a little community service will help build connections in the city. On Saturday the clinic joined Allina locations across the area to pack tens of thousands of meals for local food shelves.
June 11, 2013
[COON RAPIDS HERALD, June 05, 2013]   Volunteers gathered at 40 Allina Health locations for two hours Saturday morning packaging healthy meals for neighbors in need. The event also promoted healthy eating on a budget and the 2013 grant application process for Allina’s Neighborhood Health Connection program.
June 05, 2013
[Isanti County News, June 05, 2013]   Community members from across the Allina Health service area joined Allina Health employee volunteers June 1 to package 200,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need. This event promotes healthy eating on a budget and the 2013 grant application process for Neighborhood Health Connection.
June 05, 2013
[New Ulm Journal, June 02, 2013]   About 50 New Ulm Medical Center employees, their families and friends packaged 1,400 healthy meals for neighbors in need Saturday morning in the NUMC parking lot. Allina Health donated cans of black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chicken and one-pound bags of brown rice in the packages designed to feed a family of four.
June 02, 2013
[Owatonna People's Press, June 01, 2013]   At 9:20 a.m. Saturday, 25 Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health, employees and their families packaged the last meal for the community. On Saturday, 40 Allina Health locations -- including Owatonna, Faribault and Northfield -- packaged 200,000 meals for neighbors in need in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to promote healthy eating on a budget and kick off the 2013 Neighborhood Health Connection grant application process.
June 01, 2013
[Minnesota Public Radio, June 01, 2013]   Allina Health employees and their families planned to pack 200,000 healthy meals on Saturday morning for local food shelves, shelters and schools. It's important for low-income patients to nourish their bodies well to remain healthy or heal from illness -- but not everyone knows how to do that on a tight budget, said Courtney Jordan Baechler , a cardiologist and vice president of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Allina Health .
June 01, 2013