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A Population Health Success Story: From Rural Action to Global Vision, August 2016 - Health Catalyst
08/23/2016 - Health Catalyst

The population health success story of Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project is the subject of a new documentary film that’s screening at Health Catalyst’s 2016 Healthcare Analytics Summit.

Developing a Multilevel Approach to Improving Population Health, August 2016 – Health Catalyst
08/22/2016 - Health Catalyst

Recognizing the complex web of personal, institutional and societal factors that influence an individual’s heart health, leaders for Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project have implemented a multilevel population health strategy.

Addressing the childhood obesity epidemic in rural Minnesota, July 5, 2016 - University of Minnesota blog
07/05/2016 - Twin Cities Umn news

A University of Minnesota School of Nursing led-study in New Ulm, in collaboration with Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, will examine effective means for preventing children and their families from gaining excess weight. 

NUMC draws attention for its innovations, June 21, 2016 - New Ulm Journal
06/21/2016 - New Ulm Journal
New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC)is working to make New Ulm's population healthier; one piece is Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project. 
Bike sharrows approved, June 8, 2016 - New Ulm Journal
06/08/2016 - New Ulm Journal

The New Ulm City Council approved a plan for sharrows (shared bike lane markings) presented by staff from The Heart of New Ulm Project and the Safe Routes to School program.

Forest Lake grad works on safe routes projects, May 23, 2016 - Forest Lake Times
05/23/2016 - Forest Lake Times

A Minnesota GreenCorps member is helping to coordinate New Ulm's Safe Routes to School Program, helping encourage improvements to make biking and walking safer, and promoting active transportation as part of the GreenCorps' Air Quality and Green Transportation focus.


Hutchinson Health to study diabetes, April 27, 2016 – Herald Journal
04/27/2016 - Herald Journal
Building off the success of The Heart of New Ulm Projects' previous phone coaching program, Hutchinson Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation wil conduct a study in Hutchinson to determine whether diabetes care that uses registered dietitian nutritionists for added support makes a difference in patients' D 5 measures. 
New Ulm Elementary Students Come Aboard The Walking School Bus, May 4, 2016 - KEYC-TV
04/05/2016 - KEYC-TV

Community members, teachers and parents in New Ulm led elementary students to school on Walk to School Day to help promote walking and biking to school.

Off the record column: Health and wealth, April 4, 2016 – New Ulm Journal
04/04/2016 - New Ulm Journal

A recent published study showed that wealthy people have longer life expectancy rates than poor people. Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project has been working to help people of all income levels make a variety of healthier choices. 

New Ulm looks back on five years of healthy efforts, March 24, 2016 – KEYC-TV
03/26/2016 - KEYC-TV

Five years ago, Allina Health announced a program it hoped might have a big impact on the health of a changing population. They needed to test their plan, and decided to focus on the city of New Ulm. With an aging population, and high rates of obesity and heart disease, it would provide the perfect sample, and The Heart of New Ulm was born.