Community Engagement: January 2023

Published on January 15, 2023

CPR/First Aid Training for Childcare Providers in Becker County

Essentia Health teamed up with Laker Prep Childhood to help provide free pediatric CPR/First Aid training for all eligible Becker County childcare providers.

Laker Prep will conduct the certification classes throughout 2023 and funding from Essentia Health with help offset costs for local childcare providers to participate in the mandatory certification. 

Kudos to Laker Prep for leading this effort and making a healthy difference in Becker County!

group holding giant check for laker prep


Tech Hub for Students in Deer River

Due to a generous donation of $23,500, Deer River area residents can now gather at a Tech Hub located in Deer River's Goodall Resource Center.

A grassroots group of Deer River area residents, educators, and community partners have met over the last several years to discuss the systemic issues in the Deer River area. The group landed on the innovative idea of a community tech hub to help change the story for local youth.

Since the inception, 373 students signed in at the Tech Hub between November 30 and January 27.

With Internet Access identified as a Community Health Needs Assessment priority area in Deer River, this initiative specifically advances health equity and is a community collaborative success.

chairs and computers in classroom


Essentia Health Volunteers in Action

Kudos to our Essentia Health colleagues and community members who braved the cold and volunteered at Second Harvest's Pop-Up Produce event at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

volunteers standign outdoors next to a truck

Essentia Health Employee Volunteers

Log your volunteer hours and learn more about the Together We Thrive employee volunteerism program!

Building Healthy Communities

Wherever you find Essentia Health, you’ll find people and programs dedicated to supporting local organizations, partnerships, and initiatives. Find out more on our Community Involvement page.