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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.

Action Committees

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

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.

Healthy Lifestyles Committee
Committee Chair: Kristen Biese This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Nutrition & Health Food Systems Committee
Committee Chair: Carla Huizenga This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Active Communities Committee
Committee Chair: Kim Biedermann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Tobacco Prevention and Control Committee
Committee Chair: Anna Carpenter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

 

Support Committees

Advocacy Committee
Committee Chair: Joe Yana This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Researches current laws, ordinances and policies locally and state-wide, educates community members and state/local lawmakers, advocates for policy changes that are inline with re:TH!NK goals and objectives, and mobilizes coalition partners, groups, organizations and the community to create policy change. This committee is flexible to the changing and current topics in our community.

Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee is formed from the Chairs of all committees and works with the re:TH!NK staff to help develop and direct its activities. Visit the Leadership Committee page for more information.

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