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For Workplaces

Interested in learning more ways to help improve employee health and wellness? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has put together a Worksite Wellness Toolkit that has all the resources your business needs to begin implementing wellness into every day on the job.

Looking to promote using a bicycle for transportation to your employees? Download our handy how-to guide.

Want something that can change someone's decision in an instant? Use re:TH!NK's point of decision prompts that gently encourage healthier behaviors right when a decision is going to be made.

If your business wants to take the next step to investing in the health of your employees and save on health care costs, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin has tools and resources to get you started.

For Schools

To get more activity incorporated into your school, use the Active Schools Toolkit develped by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

Also, a Community Recreational Use law was passed in 2012 to help remove the barrier of liability from schools, making it easier to open up school spaces for community use. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Public Health Law Center and Transform Wisconsin collaboratively developed two sample recreational agreement/facility use forms, a reference checklist, and a fact sheet that provides a general explanation of the liability protection provided by recreational agreements. Click this link to view the resources on the PHLC's website.

re:TH!NK and the Oshkosh Area School District teamed up with the Oshkosh YMCA in spring of 2013 to offer a new receational opportunity to students at Tipler Middle School during their early release days in April and May. View the video to the left to see how all the Active School activities went. We'll be expanding Active Schools into more schools in the 2013-14 school year. If your school is interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For Individuals...

WHD logoThe Winnebago County Health Department coordinates physical activity classes for county residents 55 years and older. This includes a variety of healthy aging courses that can provide health education, physcial training and social support. Check the WCHD website for mored details, promotional handouts or call 920-232-3000.

ymca red rgb r LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week small group program designed for cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Visit or for more details or download the brochure.


Want to "drive your bike" instead of your car but don't know how? Download our guide: 

...And the Community

Area parks and recretaion departments offer a variety of classes and programs for all ages and great places to be active. Take advantage of these opportunities!

Neenah Parks and Recreation Dept Menasha Parks and Recreation Dept Oshkosh Parks Department
Omro Parks and Recreation Dept Oshkosh Recreation Department Town of Menasha Parks and Recreation Dept
Winneconne Parks Department Winnebago County Parks Department WI State Park System 

Want to find out what is happening in your community to make it more biker and pedestrian friendly? Check out the updated Oshkosh Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan. Don't live in Oshkosh? East Central Regional Planning Commission is your one-stop-shop for everything related to planning, especially open space recreation plans.


Check out re:TH!NK's Active Recreation Guide where you can search by location or type of activity. The ARG is an inventory of anything and everything related to physical actvity in Winnebago County.


There are additional active living resources listed on our facts and links pages.

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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.