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[The Alley, January 18, 2016]   On December 1st, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Health announced that they were putting into action a new food and beverage policy starting in 2016. These changes will include removing sugary drinks and deep-fat fried foods from all cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops.
January 18, 2016
[The Alley, April 06, 2010]   The Backyard Initiative has moved to a new phase. Community residents who live in the Backyard area (the Phillips neighborhoods, Central, Powderhorn Park, and Corcoran) are now meeting twice a month to develop projects that improve the health of residents.
April 07, 2010
[The Alley, March 01, 2010]   Community residents celebrated the first year of the BYI at the Cultural Wellness Center (CWC) on January 30th. Atum Azzahir, CWC Executive Director and facilitator of BYI community meetings, reviewed the progress that has been made: A community-authored definition of health A set of guiding principles for BYI work in the community An understanding of community dynamics before and after engagement Attention paid to the history and culture of the people in the Backyard The formation and development of Citizen Health Action Teams that have been working on designing projects to improve health The work of the Assessment and Analysis Teams that has transformed conventional assessment into a community-owned process, and The concept of a Community Commission on Health was developed and the formation of the Commission was approved by community members.
March 03, 2010
[The Alley Newspaper, December 08, 2009]   The Backyard Initiative, a partnership between Allina and the communities around Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, will celebrate its first anniversary on January 30, 2010. The Backyard Initiative’s assessment process is already producing a great deal of knowledge.
December 08, 2009