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Healthy Comprehensive Plan Pilot Project and Food Access Study
The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC), in partnership with Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Communiy Health Board and University of Minnesota, worked together to pilot a healthy comprehensive planning process and study healthy food access in rural communities with a goal to integrate healthy equity and food access policy language into Comprehensive Plans. The project included two components:

Pilot Healthy Community Comprehensive Planning
ARDC will pilot a comprehensive planning assistance which integrates health data and language into comprehensive planning.

University of Minnesota Food Access Study
The University will conduct a household survey in two cities.

Final Products
The final reports for each of the respective projects can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Health in Comprehensive Planning Pilot Project and Model Guidance Report

Rural Community Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Checklist
Rural Community Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Checklist (Editable)

Food Access Issues and Comprehensive Planning


Regional Planning Division Programs
NE MN Area Transportation Partnership (ATP)
North Shore Management Board (NSMB)
Northern Aero Alliance
Healthy Northland

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