re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership, is the community coalition 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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MCoW$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.

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Finding Healthy Kid's Meals in Winnebago County through Kids LiveWell

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 low-fat dairy for a nutritionally balanced meal. Visit our Kids LiveWell page to find participating restaurants in Winnebago County.

ComConversations flyer2016 Jul26Final CHIP Community Conversation

The Winnebago County Health Department is asking for input from residents for its 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan. This plan serves as the "play book" for our community health efforts. This conversation 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 the last conversation will be taking place on the CHIP 2016 page. RSVP to attend at bit.ly/2016CHIP

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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.


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