re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership, is the community engagement "arm" 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!




                                  re:TH!NK Workshop on ACEs a Success!

On September 14, ACE Interface Logo80 community members and leaders attended re:TH!NK's workshop on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at Miron Construction in Neenah, and it was very well-received! re:TH!NK welcomed Kasey Kaepernick, a Wisconsin ACE Interface Master Trainer and Trauma Informed Care Coordinator for Waupaca County, to provide this free training on how early childhood trauma can have long-lasting negative health effects. For more information about ACEs, check out the CDC website and the Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund.

veggieboxCooking up Ratatouille for School Lunches, Farm to School Style!

Winnebago County Farm to School and the food service staff from Oshkosh and Green Bay school districts teamed up to prepare and freeze 2000 lbs of Ratatouille sauce to be served this school year. The sauce features locally-grown tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs from farms in Northeast WI. Students will have the opportunity to eat the ratatouille sauce in their school lunch in various dishes like pasta, wraps, and pizza. For all the recent media coverage, visit our partner website Live54218.

CHIP Healthy LifestylesCHIP 2010-2014 Implementation Reports

A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a document that helps local health departments meet the needs of their local community. The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) just completed implementation of its 2010 CHIP, so we put together reports documenting the progress that has been made in each priority through collaboration with WCHD and re:TH!NK's partners. Check out the reports on WCHD's website (priorities are listed under "Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Info") and see how you can get involved with the 2015 CHIP process!

SeniorFriendly Map WebSenior Friendly Activity Locations

As part of the promotion of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, several older adult and senior service agencies in Winebago County put together a new map of senior-friendly activity locations. 

A senior friendly activity location is defined by being ADA accessible, well lit, easy terrain, can be easily walked & biked (paved), has senior friendly equipment, and is low cost or free.

To view a larger version of the map, or to download the full brochure, click on our active communities page.

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Choose a 'SmartPlate' at Local Restaurants

We've partnered with several area restaurants to bring you SmartPlate, a new initiative highlighting menu items that get a "thumbs up" from local health professionals. Check out the the re:TH!NK food & nutrition page or the SmartPlate website to learn more about this project.


icon Map4th Annual Legislative Breakfast

re:TH!NK recently held our annual legislative breakfast to inform local decision-makers and elected officials about the importance of incorporating health into all policy decisions. Many of the resources from the event have been posted on our website along with videos of the presentations.

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

 Ashley Ester, an AmeriCorps member with the Winnebago County Health Department and re:TH!NK, shares her experience from the past year and her involvement in the race.  The second annual re:TH!NK Addiction Run/Walk occured on September 12, 2014. There was over 650 participants and we were able to raise over 17,000 dollars.  Wendy Steward, a community member who lost her daughter to a heroin overdose, shares her story and information on the Red Ballon Group.  

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