Check out what re:TH!NK is up to right now:
May is Bike Month
It's a great time of year to explore the outdoors on your bicycle! Whether you're bicycling for recreation or driving your bike to get from "point A to point B," there are lots of benefits to riding a bike! To help kick off the season, the Fox Valley is celebrating National Bike Month with tons of events and activities to encourage you to get back in the saddle again. Check out our active communities events page for some great opportunities. The Fox Cities Cycling Association also has a Facebook page for all the events happening during Fox Valley Bike Week (May 14-21).
re:TH!NK Launching New Action Teams!
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, and reducing alcohol abuse. You're invited if you’re excited about improving the health of our community, whether you’re brand new to re:TH!NK or have been with us for years!
Check our calendar to find out when and where Teams are meeting this month!
Completed County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
The Winnebago County Health, Highway, and Parks Departments have finalized 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 was accepted by the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors in February 2017. There is a stakeholder team meeting to begin discussing implementation of the Plan. All the Plan documents can be downloaded on the bike/ped plan page.
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.
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.