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$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.
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.
Final 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.
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.
Think Local with the Northeast WI Food Hub
The Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Food Hub helps restaurants, schools, hospitals, and other institutions in our area to purchase locally-grown food from area farmers and producers. The Food Hub is an online marketplace that handles the administrative and financial aspects of the purchases; allowing institutions and farmers to build strong relationships that focus on providing delicious, locally-grown/produced foods such as produce or yogurt for our residents. The NEW Food Hub is an important part of area Farm to School programs.
Food Hubs really are a win-win solution that help to support the local economy and provide delicious and nutritious food for community members. They help producers by offering assistance in business development strategies, training in food storage, safety, and delivery, and technical assistance. They help institutional buyers by connecting them with farmers for various purchasing needs. They help consumers by increasing accessibility and raising awareness of where their food comes from.
For more information about the NEW Food Hub, please visit: http://www.goodwillgrows.org/