Who we are
Hearts Beat Back began back in 2009 as The Heart of New Ulm Project in New Ulm, Minn., a collaborative partnership of The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Allina Health and the community. Today, our diverse team of experts is excited to help other communities in their quest to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play.
Check out our series of fact sheets highlighting the success of our various programs and initiatives — from partnerships with local restaurants, schools and worksites to a Complete Streets project, a social marketing campaign, and more.
From elected officials and health care leaders to local restaurant owners and farmers, see what people are saying about the positive and far-reaching impacts of Hearts Beat Back in New Ulm, Minn.
Along with our partners, Hearts Beat Back in New Ulm, Minn., is honored to have received prestigious awards from the Minnesota Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association, and to be featured in a study of successful community health partnerships by the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health.
Our team is committed to EPIC (or totally awesome) Innovation to improve health and wellbeing, and to save lives. This acronym describes our core values of Excellence, Passion, Integrity,Collaboration and Innovation. As a research and education foundation, we are passionate about evidence-based solutions and recognize that collaboration is critical to population health improvement. We would love to collaborate with you! We have a diverse team of leaders who bring expertise, experience and passion to work every day. We really do believe that together, we can create a world without heart disease.