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The LOSE IT to WIN IT Community Health Challenge is funded by a grant from UnitedHealth Group. The community prize is made possible with this funding and also a generous donation from the New Ulm Medical Center Foundation.

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LOSE IT to WIN IT Earns $59,175



The final numbers are in!

Thanks to everyone living or working in New Ulm who participated in the LOSE IT to WIN IT Community Health Challenge, we earned $59,175 toward the community prize. As we shared throughout the challenge, the potential community prize pot of $100,000 that could be earned was possible due to a grant from UnitedHealth Group along with a generous donation from the New Ulm Medical Center Foundation.

What will the money be used for?

The community prize money has been slated for outdoor fitness equipment and bicycle safety improvements in the community. Earlier this fall, we were excited to be able to purchase the first five pieces of outdoor fitness equipment for $20,000 and have the equipment installed at Harman Park. The initial purchase was made to take advantage of discounted pricing being offered in conjunction with New Ulm Parks and Recreation’s other equipment purchases. In the coming weeks, the Heart of New Ulm’s former Steering Committee members will be deciding on how to use the remaining prize dollars.

While we didn’t quite reach our ultimate goal of raising $100,000 for the community prize, we hope the challenge helped everyone in our community support each other and take some steps toward achieving a personal weight loss or weight management goal. Whether you lost a few pounds, several pounds or none at all, everyone deserves a pat on the back for taking a step toward being healthier for themselves and their community.

Way to go, New Ulm!


Watch for our new Hearts Beat Back website and solutions coming soon!

If you’re looking to improve the health of your community, our evidence-based population health solutions are a great place to start. Building on our success with Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, we can provide you with technical assistance and consultation on assessment, strategy development, program development and evaluation, along with presentations to help you achieve improved population health.

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