Luke Ewald, Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services (Public Health Department)
My work focus is partnering with communities and organizations to create policies, systems, and environmental changes to improve the health and well being of residents living in communities with evidence-based programs. Active living, community healthy eating, school wellness, safe routes to schools, healthcare linkages, and work-site wellness are my main focus areas. Aside from public health duties, I enjoy community public health and environmental health concerns that face communities, populations, and countries.
My goal with being part of the committee is to help get an animal society in Jackson County, MN, specifically through grant writing and fundraising support. Several communities or counties across Minnesota have some sort of a shelter for animals. Helping to get an animal shelter or society in Jackson County will help fill a gap for our communities.