Check out what re:TH!NK is up to right now:
re:TH!NK reSET is Underway!
re:TH!NK has had a lot of success over the last 7 years! re:TH!NK is looking to "reSET" our priorities and we need your input! At this re:TH!NK reSET meeting, we will reflect on what has been accomplished, look at our current landscape, and determine where to go next.
Our October 4th reSET event was the first of several rounds of discussion. Our Teams are now working to identify their top problem statements which will be shared with the Leadership Council in late November. Stay tuned for a community launch event in early 2017! Contact us with questions.
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.
$200,000 Awarded to Address Mental Health in Winnebago, Outagamie, and Calumet Counties
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin has awarded the Northeast Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Mental Health Connection funding, in partnership with the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) as fiscal agent. The N.E.W. Mental Health Connection covers Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties and has more than 50 members from various health care partners, including the WCHD, ThedaCare Health System, Catalpa Health, Affinity Health System and the Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities. The grant provides $200,000 for the first year of an eight-year initiative to improve mental health, and will benefit the area with $1.5 million in total funding. Click here for a list of all funded awards.
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.