Category Archives: Mayor’s Task Force

Lynn James is Making a Difference

Lynn James, the Northfield Police Department’s evidence technician, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for November. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. James has been a key player in Rice County’s “Take it to the Box” program since its inception […]

Win $200 in Northfield’s 2nd Annual Youth PSA Contest — deadline is August 17!

The 2nd Annual Youth PSA Contest is currently accepting submissions!  This year’s theme: Youth Under Pressure. Youth are under a lot of pressure these days.  What creates that pressure?  How do you cope?  How do you find balance? What do adults need to know to create the most supportive environments possible for young people? Northfield […]

St. John’s Church to host community forums on substance use and addiction in Northfield

Dr. Charles Reznikoff will be presenting at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Forum on Sunday, January 29, 2012, during education hour in St. John’s Hall at 9:45 a.m.  Dr. Reznikoff is an addiction specialist on staff at Hennepin County Medical Center and facilitates the Opiate Agonist Therapy Clinic at Northfield Hospital.  He will present on […]

Project Prevention Champions honored

What do you call someone who has helped provide support for a healthier life in our community by reducing risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, supporting recovery and building assets for our youth and other community members?   The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition calls them Project Prevention Champions. The Coalition will be honoring […]

Video PSA Contest Results Announced!

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI), in partnership with the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use, ARTech Charter School and Northfield Public Schools, is proud to announce the results of our Video PSA Contest on the subject of cyberbullying and responsible technology use.  We were extremely pleased with all the finalist videos […]

HCI Sponsors Video PSA Contest

Technology has changed the world. Through cell phones, texting, tweeting, Facebook posts, Skype and other methods we can stay connected to friends and family around the world.  Students can do research for a class project from almost anywhere.  Professionals can work from home, or even post a blog for Northfield HCI from a small town […]

TLC Parent Education campaign underway

In spring 2010, the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use launched a parent education and support campaign.  Called “Talk. Listen. Connect. (TLC),” it encourages parents to engage in conversations with their teens about important topics and to actively seek out and connect with the parents of their child’s friends. The TLC campaign […]