Our Mission

We collaborate to increase the health and well-being of our community by improving policies and systems, enhancing the physical environment, and building an inclusive culture where every resident feels heard and connected.

OUR visioN

We envision a healthy community where every resident will enjoy daily access to good nutrition and physical activity. 

Our Focus Areas: 2016-2018

a) Create Red Wing’s first Community Report Card to show quality-of-life measurements and stories for all those who call Red Wing home and highlight areas of disparity. We’ll focus on nine categories: housing and neighborhoods; transportation; economic well-being; education & lifelong learning; environmental health & sustainability; arts, culture & recreation; public safety, physical health, and community connections.

b) Implement a Health, Equity, and Excellence in All Policies (HEEAP) framework for developing policies within the City of Red Wing, and share it with others including the school district and non-profit organizations. As part of this initiative, LHRW is convening and facilitating a Racial Equity Team within the City and helping implement a Racial Equity Work Plan with City staff to ensure policies, plans, and procedures at the city government level are fair and just for all populations.

c) Work with Hispanic Outreach on community leadership initiatives that include holding a second phase of the Latino Community Leadership Training Program.

d)  Partner with the Hunger Free Kids Network to increase student participation in healthy school breakfasts, expand the summer lunch program, and broaden community awareness about hunger and health disparities in Red Wing.

e) Expand our Open Your Front Door campaign to ensure everyone knows the free or low-cost ways to get active and eat healthy — right in their own neighborhood.