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re:TH!NK encourages all members of the community to stand up for what they believe. It could be an issue that has personally impacted you or your family, a social injustice you've witnessed in your community, or an idea to make the world a better place to live and grow up healthy. Whatever the issue is, YOU have the ability to make a difference. We've provided some resources and outlets here to help you achieve change.

Write a Letter to the Editor

The best way to gain support for you issue is by telling others your opinion. That way, others who fell the same way you do can join together and do something about it. Click here to download a "how to" guide on writing a letter to the editor.


re:TH!NK has an Advocacy Committee to engage the community in local policy changes related to preventing substance abuse and choosing healthy lifestyles. Check out more information about the Advocacy Committee on the advocacy page or email Co-Chairs Barry Busby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Joe Yana This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for upcoming meeting dates times and topics.

Contact your Policymakers

Whether its your local village board, city council, state legislators, or US congressperson, these are the people that have the power to make change happen. Find out who represents you at the state and federal level on the Wisconsin State Legislature website or find out who represents you locally in Winnebago County.

 Menasha Common Council  Neenah City Council  Omro City Council
 Oshkosh City Council  Town of Menasha Elected Officials  Winneconne Village Board
 Winnebago County Board

Connect with a Movement

SmokeFree Wisconsin

Even with smoke-free workplaces, there is still work to do to reduce the burden of tobacco in Wisconsin. SmokeFree Wisconsin and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids have teamed up to build a grassroots network across Wisconsin! Tobacco Free Action Network (TFAN) is your one stop shop for online activism. As an E-Champion, you will receive updates on key issues and have opportunities to make your voice heard!

HealthFirst Wisconsin

Health First Wisconsin exists at the crossroads between scientific advice and the real world where individuals and families live and work. They strive to ensure that resources, such as taxpayer dollars, public policy decisions and scientific evidence work together in ways that raise the bar for everyone, ensuring all of us have an opportunity to live a healthy life. HealthFirst focuses on promoting nutrition and activity, curbing tobacco use, and preventing alcohol abuse. Join the Movement!

Prevention Speaks

Prevention Speaks is a project of the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources. Their mission is to empower professionals and communities to articulate the power of prevention and take action to win health improvements in their lives.

Wisconsin Prevention Network

The Wisconsin Prevention Network is a statewide membership association of individuals and organizations working together to assure human and financial resources for prevention and wellness. WPN is a voluntary, incorporated, non-profit organization consisting of professionals and interested persons from a variety of health and human service disciplines throughout the state. WPN members currently represent over 30 prevention areas.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nations largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults living with mental illness and their families.

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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.