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Stages of Sleep & Sleep Checklist
April is Sleep Health month. Read on to learn more about the stages of sleep and download the sleep checklist.

Keep up to date on different health and wellness topics with our monthly wellness articles. Articles coincide with Fort HealthCare's employee wellness themes and are free to download and share. Spanish materials and archived articles are also available.
The Mission of the Jefferson County Drug Coalition is to prevent and reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse among youth and the greater community through county-wide collaboration and education. Learn more about the accomplishments and projects JCDFC is working on.
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Small Talks
Underage drinking is a real problem in Wisconsin, and it starts earlier and can be more dangerous than you might think. But parents, loved ones, and other caring adults can make a real difference. All you have to do is talk. Learn more about Small Talks including Partner Resources.
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Alcohol Use & Your Health
According to the CDC, drinking too much can harm your health. What is a standard drink? And, how are excessive and moderate drinking defined? What are the short and long term effects of drinking alcohol? The answers might surprise you!
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2022 Worksite Wellness Resources
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges and information that can be shared with your employees. The topic for April is Sleep. Previous months are also archived on this page.
CPR Training for Worksites
Fort HealthCare is an American Heart Association Training Center. We offer Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED training in your facility. For more information on classes please contact Katie at or 920-568-5248.
Digital Fitness Class Series
Try one class or all digital fitness classes through Fort HealthCare. Options include different strength and cardio classes, yoga, and stretch classes. Cost: $20 per month for ALL classes (or $7.50-10.00 per class).
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Time to Get Outside!
Did you know that Jefferson County Parks operates 22 parks on 1,180 acres with over 19 miles of hiking trails and 35 miles of off and on-road bicycle/pedestrian trails along the Glacial River Trail and Interurban Trail? Discover a new park or trail near you!
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On-Demand Fitness Program
Fort HealthCare is excited to announce a new On-Demand fitness program. Choose from cardio, strength, or mind/body routines. You may also subscribe to all three categories! Videos can be accessed anytime from a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
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Ride for Rock River Community Clinic
The Jon Fisch Memorial Tour da Goose bike ride has been a fund raising event for the Rock River Community Clinic since 2012. We are back in person this year! The pandemic won't get us down again. We have distances for everyone from families to century riders. The routes will be well supported with rest stops & sag assistance. The ride will take you through the picturesque countryside of Jefferson County. Come join us on June 25, 2022.
More information on ride routes, including maps and rest stops, can be found on our website. A celebration for finishers with music, food and beverages will take place starting at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Park in Watertown, WI.
RRHCN is highlighted in the 2021 Wisconsin Population Health & Equity Report Card
Jefferson County and the Rock River Health Care Network (RRHCN/Network) were recently recognized in the "2021 Wisconsin Population Health and Equity Report Card", published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute . According to the report, “the 2021 Report Card is a call to action to better understand the health of our communities and implement strategies to create conditions that allow all people to have a fair and just chance to lead the healthiest lives possible."

“It is an honor to be recognized for the work of the Rock River Health Care Network. Bringing together this group of varied partners has been a wonderful experience and it is exciting to see how developing new relationships truly is making a positive difference in the health of our communities”, stated Kristin Wallace, RRHCN Network Director.

The RRHCN was formed in 2020 to increase health equity in Jefferson and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin, specifically focusing on low-income individuals’ access to primary care and providing quality health care at a lower cost. Development of the Network was made possible through a federal grant awarded to Fort HealthCare in 2020 through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $900,000 with 80% financed with non-governmental sources. This Award will enable RRHCN to implement a strategic plan to accomplish this work.

The RRHCN is comprised of eight local organizations that have a long history of collaboration, and include Fort HealthCare, Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation, Jefferson County Health Department, Jefferson County Human Services, Rainbow Hospice, Rock River Community Clinic, Watertown Health Department, and Watertown Regional Medical Center. There are many strategies that can increase access to healthcare for all. RRHCN’s accomplishments thus far have included merging the area safety net clinics (medical and dental) to form the Rock River Community Clinic (RRCC), installation of an electronic health record system for RRCC, assistance developing more robust clinical systems, and support for RRCC to become a newly established FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center).

Follow the link to read the full press release and learn more about what the Network is focused on.
New FACTalks Programming Released
The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center has announced its new slate of speakers for the FACTalks lecture series. Come listen to entertaining, informative talks by local experts in their fields! All FACTalks take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. For questions or more info: 920-568-1720
Community Blood Drives
Regular blood drives are being held at the Fort Atkinson Club in Fort Atkinson for 2022. Follow the link for dates, times and a link to register.
Backpack News
Check out the newest edition of Backpack News for April in both English & Spanish. Previous months are also archived on this page.
If you would like to share opportunities or connect with others please contact Traci Wilson, Community Health Coordinator (920-568-5244 or
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