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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.

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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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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/

brain-exerciseLearn mental wellness tips with re:TH!NK's #MentalHealthMonday!

Every Monday, check out re:TH!NK's Facebook page for tips on how to improve your mental wellness! There's no health without mental health, and taking care of your mental health can help you on your way to overall wellness. We're also posting about mental illness awareness and suicide prevention in our community, so keep an eye out for those posts!

Watch the newest episode of our TV show on Oshkosh Media CATV-2 and other local cable networks.

Our partners from Samaritan Counseling of the Fox Valley and Oshkosh Area School District discuss the importance of the Connected Community Wellness Screen, a tool for identifying mental health issues in 9th graders.

Our partners from Catalpa, Community for Hope and Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition tell us what is currently underway in the Fox Valley (tri-county) region to improve mental health.

Join Beth Clay discussing why N.E.W. Mental Health Connection formed, what the group is currently focusing on, and a new opportunity that is just starting that will radically change the mental health system in the Fox Valley.

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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.