OUR IMPACT

re:TH!NK has always focused on community priorities that impact health. These issues are where resident involvement is the most important, most visible, and most exciting! We’ve worked on a variety of initiatives over the years that have helped create an community environment that supports health.

Oshkosh Tobacco-Free Parks Rule

Oshkosh Tobacco-Free Parks Rule

In January 2018, the Oshkosh Advisory Park Board voted unanimously to support the Oshkosh Parks Director in implementing a tobacco-free parks rule for all city of Oshkosh parks. This was a great step forward for Oshkosh and for ensuring the first tobacco-free...

NEW Mental Health Connection Receives HWPP Grant 2016

NEW Mental Health Connection Receives HWPP Grant 2016

With support from re:TH!NK and in partnership with the Winnebago County Health Department, the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection received funding through the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Fund! The HWPP grant provides up to 8...

Kids Live Well

Kids Live Well

Kids LiveWell is a national program of Healthy Dining Finder and the National Restaurant Association. re:TH!NK has partnered with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association to bring this program to Winnebago County. We hope we learn from this pilot project as it will inform...

Neenah Alcohol Sales Ordinance Remains

Neenah Alcohol Sales Ordinance Remains

Alcohol outlets are places where alcohol is sold, either to drink on the premises (on-sale outlets, which require a Class B license) or off premise (off-sale outlets, requiring a Class A license). Alcohol outlet density indicates the number of physical locations where...

The Real Happy Hour

The Real Happy Hour

Real Happy Hour is a regional initiative within Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties partnering to promote quality family time. Family mealtime is an opportunity to talk, listen and connect in order to strengthen family bonds which can reduce the risk of...

Mental Health Share Shop Members Distribute 211 Posters

Mental Health Share Shop Members Distribute 211 Posters

re:TH!NK’s Mental Health Share Shop (MHSS) has been working hard to distribute 211 posters throughout Winnebago County. 211 posters raise visibility of “No Health without Mental Health“- in the community, as well as how to access mental health providers and resources....

Drive Your Bike from Point A to Point B

Drive Your Bike from Point A to Point B

The goal of re:TH!NK's Drive Your Bike campaign is to make bicycling more likely to happen. Using active transportation, like biking (or walking), is good for your physical and mental health, is good for the planet, and can keep a little more money in your wallet!...

Farm 2 School Expanding in Winnebago County

Farm 2 School Expanding in Winnebago County

The Farm 2 School program has been rapidly expanding during 2013. Fun Food of the Month cafeteria tastings were held at all 16 Oshkosh elementary schools, sampling fresh, healthy, foods for K-5 students. re:TH!NK partnered with Fox Valley Technical College’s Culinary...

re:TH!NK Staggered Handouts Distributed to Parents

re:TH!NK Staggered Handouts Distributed to Parents

The purpose of the re:TH!NK staggered handout is to support parents by providing them with information, resources and solutions regarding various issues that impact teens. Local data from the 2012 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) from both private and public middle...

Active Schools moves students in Winnebago County

Active Schools moves students in Winnebago County

re:TH!NK had the opportunity to work with school staff to implement different Active Schools strategies into many elementary schools in Winnebago County. Toolkits are being used by teachers to integrate movement breaks and physical activity, outside of physical...

re:TH!NK Receives Transform WI Grant

re:TH!NK Receives Transform WI Grant

In 2012, re:TH!NK was awarded a Community Transformation Grant from the Transform WI project. To safeguard Wisconsin's quality of life, Transform WI is investing in 30 communities where people are organizing to make healthy choices easier. This initiative leverages...

Helping Parents Keep Their Teen Drivers Safe

Helping Parents Keep Their Teen Drivers Safe

Parents are the Key is a program designed to help parents keep their teen drivers safe. This CDC program encourages parents to set the rules of the road and to enforce those rules with a parent-teen driving agreement. Car crashes are the number 1 killer of teens with...