Documentary: Interviews on Obesity, Health and Wellness

When it comes to information about the current state of health, our documentary Too Much to Lose, A Minnesota Story shares just the tip of the iceberg. Select the hyperlinks below to watch extended interviews with some of the experts we talked to as they delve deeper into the issue of obesity and how we can improve our overall health and wellness. This video was recorded in the process of developing the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota’s documentary, Too Much to Lose, A Minnesota Story.
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Documentary: Too Much To Lose, A Minnesota Story

The documentary, Too Much to Lose, A Minnesota Story, features a look at the problem of obesity in Minnesota and what‘s being done about it. Footage in the segments below include an in-depth look at the Alliance, and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), which is a nation-leading effort to make the people of Minnesota healthier. Click on the titles of each section below to watch each of the six segments of the documentary. Additional bonus footage recorded in the process of developing this documentary is available. Check out Alliance Roundtable Discussion and In-Depth Interviews on Obesity, Health and Wellness.

Personal Struggles from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Meet Minnesotans who have battled their weight for much of their lives. Find out what it took for them to finally win the battle of the bulge.

Community Cooperation from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

A healthy lifestyle can be contagious, and Minnesota’s communities are spreading the word. From school gardens to fitness centers and health fairs, a good number of Minnesota communities are making big strides on the path to health.

Public Partnership from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

A groundbreaking program is setting Minnesota apart when it comes to health and wellness. Learn how the SHIP program is laying the foundation for healthier communities in every corner of the state.

Wellness at Work from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Healthy employees are effective employees – and that’s good business. The members of the Alliance set an example with innovative programs that help their employees live healthier lives.

The Alliance from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Meet the members of the Alliance, first-hand, in this roundtable discussion that addresses why they’re involved, why it’s important, and how they want to make Minnesota healthy.

The Future from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Find out what the Alliance is doing right now to get this initiative underway and how it’s helping a local charity at the same time.

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Documentary: Alliance Roundtable Discussion

The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota brings some of Minnesota’s most engaged and forward-thinking employers together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Minnesota. Select the links below to watch the full hour-long roundtable discussion with key members of each of the Alliance companies (broken into seven shorter segments) as they talk about why they joined the Alliance, what they hope to accomplish and why we have to act now. This video was recorded in the process of developing the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota’s documentary, Too Much to Lose, A Minnesota Story.

Participants in this roundtable include:

  1. Calvin Allen, Senior Vice President, HealthPartners
  2. Gen Barron, Senior Wellness Manager, Medtronic
  3. Dr. Tim Crimmins, Chief Medical Officer, General Mills
  4. Dr. Marc Manley, Chief Prevention Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  5. Cara McNulty, Initiatives Manager, Statewide Health Improvement Program
  6. Dawn Owens, CEO, OptumHealth
  7. Dr. Joshua Riff, Medical Director, Target
  8. Beth Zenisek, Benefits Wellness Specialist, Cargill
  9. Moderated by Rick Kupchella, founder and partner, Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota

Guthrie part 1 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie part 2 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie part 3 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie Part 4 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie Part 5 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie Part 6 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

Guthrie Part 7 from MN Alliance on Vimeo.

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