committees

Check out re:TH!NK's calendar if you're interested in when each committee meets, visit the meeting minutes page to learn more about the work that each committee is currently engaged in, or contact the Chair through email.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention Committee

Committee Chair: Lynnsey Erickson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Chair/Liaison: Dan Hinton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Reduce the social acceptability and occurrence of underage drinking and binge drinking and increase awareness of drug abuse by educating and outreaching to the community.


 

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A broad range of community partners working on strategies to increase access to all dimensions of wellness that are needed for residents to live a healthy lifestyle including dental access, mental health services, safe sexual practices and injury prevention.

Active Communities and Nutrition & Health Food Systems Committee

Committee Chair: Kim Biedermann 

Committee Chair: Sarah Wright This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Liaison: Vicky Redlin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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By identifying and implementing specific measures to increase access to healthier and nutritious food options, this committee's work will reduce the incidence of obesity and Type II Diabetes in Winnebago County. This committee also plans to identify, support, and pursue policies and ordinances that will help the public make informed decisions when choosing food purchases.

 

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Promote healthy and safe recreational and physical activity opportunities in schools, workplaces and the community that are affordable and accessible and educate local decision-makers about creating environments that promotes pedestrian/bicycle mobility.

Multi-Jurisdictional Coalition Tobacco Prevention and Control 

Coalition Co-Coordinator: Anna Carpenter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Priority areas include educating the community about other tobacco products (OTPs), promoting compliance with the statewide smoke-free air law, supporting sustainability of the tobacco prevention and control program, engaging youth in FACT, reducing acceptance and use among youth, conducting tobacco compliance checks, and supporting tobacco control policy changes.

re:TH!NK Youth Coalition

Coordinator: Brenna Root This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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