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re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership, is the community engagement "arm" of the  Winnebago County Health Department. re:TH!NK coordinates efforts with help from our local partners to create a place where everyone has the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. 

Over 500 partners from over 60 organizations support re:TH!NK. We encourage you to get involved, because together we can transform our community into a place where healthy choices are easier. Scroll down or explore our website to learn more!

 

 

 

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2014 04 26 10 18 20 399Where Do You Walk or Bike? Add it to the Map!

Do you have a great route for a ride? Is there an intersection that is always difficult or unsafe to cross? Are there specific barriers to walking and bicycling you encounter? Add them to the map!

Provide input on the Wikimap at http://wikimapping.net/wikimap/WC-Bike-Ped-Plan.html.

Winnebago County is developing a bicycle and pedestrian plan to guide biking and walking improvements in the rural areas of the County and we need input from residents and visitors! The Winnebago County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Wikimap allows users to tell us places where they walk, run, and bike and provide details about those locations. Stay up to date at the project on the bike-ped plan page.

The Wikimap will be available for comments until Tuesday, May 31. Thank you for your input!

 

ComConversations flyer2016 Jun09CHIP Community Conversations

The Winnebago County Health Department is asking for input from re:TH!NK members and residents for its 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan. This plan serves as the "play book" for our community health efforts. These conversations will be looking very broadly at our community and what actions we can take in the next 5 years to improve the health of our neighborhoods and our neighbors. These collective thoughts will be included as part of the final Plan.

See when these conversations will be taking place on the CHIP 2016 page. RSVP to attend a conversation at bit.ly/2016CHIP

Lifepoint needle exchange logoAIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

The Harm Reduction Pillar of the Winnebago County Heroin Task Force has partnered with ARCW to bring the LifePoint Needle Exchange service to Oshkosh.The purpose of LifePoint is to reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C and other potnential harms associated with injection drug use. LifePoint seeks to reduce overdose related to injection drug use and provide infromation and referral to treatment. The LifePoint Needle Exchange Service is open Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM at the Winnebago County Health Department, 2nd floor of 112 Otter Avenue.

 

Fox Valley/Zero Suicide LogoTri-County Zero Suicide Community Initiative

Serveral months ago, the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection began a collaborative Zero Suicide Initiative to develop strategies for significantly lowering the incidence of suicide in the Fox Valley/tri-county region. The Zero Suicide approach aims to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide. Serveral local provider agencies have already adopted many protocols within their organizations that support Zero Suicide principles. re:TH!NK and the Winnebago County Health Department are excited to be a part of this initiative and support the continued collaboration of organizations working for suicide prevention. Meetings are listed on our calendar; please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at Winnebago County Health Department to attend.

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The Treatment Pillar of the Heroin Task Force has created a guide to substance abuse treatment and recovery suppport for the Fox Valley. This guide contains information on residential/outpatient treatment services, adolescent treatment services, sober living, crisis services, medically assisted therapy programs, and so much more. All of the services listed are in the area from Green Bay down to Fond Du Lac. 

 If you would like to download a copy please click here

Watch the newest episode of our TV show on Oshkosh Media CATV-2 and other local cable networks.

Supported by the Heroin Task Force, LifePoint, a free needle exchage program to reduce transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C, started in Oshkosh in January 2016.

Three members of our re:TH!NK Youth Coalition went to Washington DC to attend the National Leadership Forum. Learn what they learned and what they brought back to Winnebago County. 

Join Kerri Heegeman from Addiction Medical Solutions (AMS) in Oshkosh to understand more about this important drug treatment provider.

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re:TH!NK is a project of the Winnebago County Health Department that would not exist without
support from our local partner agencies, organizations and community members.