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re:TH!NK Launching New Action Teams!
We heard from you! After serveral months of listening to issues presented by community members and residents, re:TH!NK is ready to launch new action teams. You can be part of the solution! Two launch events are set for Tuesday, February 28 at 5pm at the Oshkosh YMCA and Thursday, March 2 at 10am at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Neenah.
re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership is looking for anyone that is interested in making a difference in improving social and place connectedness, increasing availability and access to healthy foods and beverages, creating more active communities, reducing alcohol abuse, improving mental health systems of care, and addressing drug prevention. View the full flyer for more information and share it with others that might be interested in getting involved!
County Nearly Completed with Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
The Winnebago County Health, Highway, and Parks Departments are almost ready to finalize the "Connecting People and Communities: Winnebago County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan." The year-long planning process has gathered input from a 16-member steering committee and over 175 residents on what would make walking and bicycling easier and safer in the rural parts of the County.
The Plan will go through County Committees connected to the County Departments involved, and be presented for a vote on a resolution of acceptance at the Winnebago County Board meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
AIDS 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 8:30A-3:30P at the Winnebago County Health Department, 2nd floor of 112 Otter Avenue.
Healthier Kids Meals
Finding healthy kid's meals in restaurants is now easier by using the Kids LiveWell program. re:TH!NK is partnering with the National and Wisconsin Restaurant Associations to raise awareness of and increase restaurant offerings in the Kids LiveWell. Kids LiveWell meals are low in calories, sodium, fat, and sugar, and contain fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and l ow-fat dairy for a nutritionally balanced meal. Visit our Kids LiveWell page to find participating restaurants in Winnebago County.