We need to keep the momentum going!

Dr. David Tilstra, president of CentraCare Health Clinic and a member of the BLEND steering committee shares his thoughts in a recent St Cloud Times opinion piece. He says…we need the Legislature to keep funding community-based work and investing in programs like the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and BLEND.

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An Ambitious Journey

BLEND activities have contributed to a healthier St. Cloud. In fact, CentraCare Health recently released data that showed the rate of 12-year-old boys who were overweight or obese dropped by 28 percent over six years in the greater St. Cloud region. Page through our 2015 BLEND Report to learn more about the activities that have made a significant difference.

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McKay’s Loves Kids!

BLEND is excited to announce McKay’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Fit Kids Club Series!  McKay’s is committed to promoting healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families and aims to improve health in Central MN through collaborations and attending community events. McKay’s is proud to present their new program called McKay’s Loves Kids!

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Jodi Gertken

Jodi Gertken accepts a new challenge!

Change is in the air! More than ever before, CentraCare Health is committed to making healthy communities, workplaces and schools a priority to support health where health happens; where we live, work, learn and play. What does that mean for BLEND?

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Race Season (1)

It’s Running Season, Baby!

When temperatures warm up – people tend to warm up to conditioning. More and more people lace up their shoes to get outdoors and hit the pavement.  This new (or renewed) sense of commitment and enthusiasm not only builds endurance – it encourages runners and walkers to dash to event sites to plan out the race season.

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