History

Polk United was established in 2013 as an expansion of Polk County’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition (NPA). Funding that the coalition and Polk County Health Department received from the Community Transformation Grant Fun provided an opportunity to expand the coalition and complete a new strategic plan. Strategic planning was completed in early 2013 and the Polk United: healthier together name and logo were selected shortly after. Most recently, Polk United has been reorganized and updated to fit the needs of the community including expansion of its structure and a deeper understanding of the coalition’s purpose.