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Are your health needs and those of your family and community being met? 

Together for Health is here to help.

Together for Health at Myers-Wilkins, is an innovative, collaborative approach to improving the health and well-being of the students and families involved at the Myers-Wilkins Elementary School and neighborhood.  The Project builds on the strengths and diversity of the school, Hillside neighborhood, health care and mental health providers, public health, and local community agencies.  Partner organizations are committed to sharing resources and expertise to address needs and develop broad prevention and wellness initiatives.

A Family Health Coordinator and Community Health Worker have been hired and are located at the school to directly connect with the population and serve as liaisons to community services.  Access to a coordinated delivery of social, health economic and educational services offered through school/community partnerships aims to improve outcomes for Myers-Wilkins students, their families and neighborhood residents.

Community Engagement lies at the very heart of Together for Health at Myers-Wilkins. From the outset of this project, parents and community members have been integral partners in identifying the underlying barriers to achieving positive health outcomes, and developing strategies for addressing these barriers within the school and neighborhood community.

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Health is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

- World Health Organization

This project is part of a $45 million State Innovation Model (SIM) cooperative agreement, awarded to the Minnesota Departments of Health and Human Services in 2013 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to help implement the Minnesota Accountable Health Model.