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.

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...

CHEERS! Training Aims to Improve Selling and Service of Alcohol

CHEERS! Training Aims to Improve Selling and Service of Alcohol

CHEERS! is a free workshop facilitated by local police officers to increase the safe sale and service of alcohol. re:TH!NK began the CHEERS! training program in 2011 covering the topics of: Spotting fake ID’s Protocol for reporting fake ID’s Your establishment’s...

re:TH!NK Recognized

re:TH!NK Recognized

In 2011 re:TH!NK was awarded “Most Outstanding Prevention Coalition” by the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources and recognized for “Special Achievement of a Public Health Partnership” by the Wisconsin Public Health Association.

Mental Health “Share Shop” Launches in Oshkosh

Mental Health “Share Shop” Launches in Oshkosh

On Thursday June 23rd, the re:TH!NK Healthy Lifestyles committee hosted a mental health share shop at the Winnebago County Health Department. The goal of the share shop was to bring together mental health professionals from across Winnebago County to discuss the...

Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol Successes 2010-11

Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol Successes 2010-11

re:TH!NK members were alarmed after results of the 2009 YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data showed local youth surpassed the state average in prescription drug use. In response to this concerning trend, coalition members partnered with the Wisconsin Crime...

Statewide Smoke-Free Air Law Passed 2010

Statewide Smoke-Free Air Law Passed 2010

One of the biggest public health victories in recent Wisconsin history is the passage of the indoor workplace smoke-free air law. This "win" could not have happened without the hundreds of volunteers spending thousands of hours to move this initiative forward over the...

First Drug Drop Box Installed in Oshkosh in 2010

First Drug Drop Box Installed in Oshkosh in 2010

On Earth Day, April 22, 2010  a permanent Drug Drop Box opened in partnership with the Oshkosh City Police Department, the WI Department of Justice, the Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), Winnebago County Solid Waste Department, and Morton Pharmacy. The Drug Drop...

Coalition Receives Drug-Free Communities Grant 2008

Coalition Receives Drug-Free Communities Grant 2008

The Coalition expanded in 2008 after receiving a federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to address youth tobacco use, underage alcohol use and drug abuse. This grant provides funding for...