Minnesota Hospital Association


November 02, 2023

Allina Health’s Change to Chill program

Allina Health teamed up with a community organization to support the wellbeing of indigenous and native youth. As mental health challenges are on the rise for young patients in all communities, connecting with cultural practices can help promote healing. Change to Chill is a collection of resources supported by Allina Health and the Indigenous People’s Task Force to help indigenous and native youth navigate challenges and reduce stress in a culturally responsive way.  

Resources include healing from stress and anxiety using the four sacred medicines, mindfulness, dealing with grief and loss, and more. Allina Health has been met with an overwhelming positive response for this program, including asks to create similar resources for other communities.