Active Living Policy Group

The Active Living Policy Group is a local committee of government partners, including the City of Grand Marais, Cook County, Grand Portage, and townships, convened by the Moving Matters project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. In 2014, the group created an Active Living Plan with goals and action steps to advance active living in our communities. The Active Living Policy Group continues to meet several times a year, allowing partners to share successes, lessons learned, and opportunities to set new goals.

This group has more recently been learning about an approach called “Health in All Policies.” This approach recognizes that nearly all policies have an impact on individual and community health, therefore creating an opportunity to assess the possible impacts of policy and working collaboratively to choose paths with positive health impacts. From transportation to zoning, Health in All Policies is a lens to better understand and plan for healthy communities.

Contact Andrea Orest at 387-2330 ext. 110 or andrea@sawtoothmountainclinic.org if you are interested in participating in the ALPG.