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Fort HealthCare
MARCH 2021 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3
Welcome to Our Healthy Community! The purpose of this newsletter is to share resources and connect partners who help drive the health of our community. It takes all of us to come together through our worksites, schools and community groups to become the healthiest community in Wisconsin. Thank you for all you do! We encourage you to review, download and share any resources provided here with your groups and contacts. If you would like to share your opportunities here or connect with others please contact Traci Wilson, Community Health Coordinator (920-568-5244 or Traci.Wilson@forthc.com).
MONTHLY INSIGHTS
March Newsletter
It's important to eat well in order to live well. This month's shareable newsletter focuses on nutrition.
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It's National Nutrition Month
Nutrition and healthy eating is essential to our overall health and well-being. We have highlighted resources that will test your knowledge and provide tips for practicing healthy eating.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Updates on the COVID-19 vaccination program will be listed at Fort HealthCare.com/covid. As with all vaccinations, please contact your primary care clinic to schedule an appointment when appropriate.
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OUR COMMUNITY
Women Infants & Children Program
Jefferson County Health Department offers the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to assist pregnant women, infants and children to stay healthy. To learn more, download the WIC brochure or visit JeffersonCountyWI.gov. You may also follow them on Facebook - www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyWICProgram.
CABBAGE
Each month we will feature a different Wisconsin fruit or vegetable including healthy recipes, nutrition information and tips for cooking or storage. Program materials created by The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension FoodWIse Program.
Community Spotlight - The Fort Atkinson Club
This month we are highlighting The Fort Atkinson Club for their contributions to the community. Read more to learn about different organizations, groups, worksites or schools who are working hard to help us be the healthiest community in Wisconsin.
Local Blood Drives
Local blood drive dates and locations are continually updated, as well as information related to the Covid-19 vaccine and donations, on our website . Pre-registration is required. The Blood Center of Wisconsin (Versiti) offers the SARS CoV-2 antibody test on all successful donations at every Versiti blood center and blood drive.
Digital Fitness Class Series
Try one class or all of the digital fitness classes through Fort HealthCare. $5-$12.50 per class per month or $20 per month for ALL classes. 
Free Midday Movement Classes
Join Fort HealthCare with FREE low-impact movement and stretch classes, offer Monday, Thursday and Friday at various times through the lunch hour. To register a group, please contact Tiffany (920) 568-5475 or Tiffany.Pernat@forthc.com.
Be Active Wisconsin! Community Fitness Challenge
Help our Jefferson County communities to be the most fit community in Wisconsin! Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Watertown and Whitewater Parks & Recreation Departments are participating in the Be Active Wisconsin - Community Fitness Challenge! Visit your local Parks & Recreation website for registration details.
STRAINED - A virtual dive into youth sport injuries.
Join Chad Holpfer, CPRP and Stephanie Hayes, LAT as they team up on March 4th (6:30-8:00 pm) to inform families & community members about youth sports injuries. Registration is required through the Jefferson Parks & Recreation Department.
INDOOR Walking
Did you hear? We have an INDOOR Community Walking Path for you this winter! WHEN: Mondays- Saturday, 8am-12pm. February 15- April 3, 2021. WHERE: Jansen's Banquet Hall, Fort Atkinson. Here's to being healthy in Wisconsin in the middle of a cold winter! Read more for all the details!
OUR WORKSITES
Worksite Wellness
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges and information that can be shared with your employees. March is all about Nutrition. The "Sugar Buster" challenge  encourages participants to focus on watching your added sugar intake, and is a great way to have a little fun. Read more to download this and other employee wellness resources for March.
American Heart Association 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 Kathleen.Kalvaitis@forthc.com or 920-568-5248.
OUR SCHOOLS
Backpack News
March's edition covers topics including Eating Right, Eating Healthy on a Budget, Bike Helmets, Bad Weather Driving...and more. There are two versions available for you to download—Kids and Teens. 
Wisconsin Harvest of the Month Program
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension FoodWIse Program has launched a statewide Wisconsin Harvest of the Month campaign for elementary schools! Harvest of the Month is a great way to encourage students to try new fruits and vegetables, increase the amount of fruits and vegetables students eat, reduce food waste, grow school meal participation, and support Wisconsin farmers and the local economy. Visit their site to learn more & download free materials for your school or program.
Over the years, amazing AHA volunteers and YOU'RE THE CURE ADVOCATES, have helped create healthier communities simply by speaking out in support of important health policies, like smoke-free indoor public places, ensuring all high school students are trained in lifesaving CPR and raising the age or sale for tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to 21, to name just a few.

You have an opportunity to make a difference again today right now--just by using your phone right now. Simply take out your phone now and text the word MISSION to 46839. Once you receive the reply message, click the link and complete your information to finish becoming an American Heart Association YOU'RE THE CURE ADVOCATE, helping continue in efforts to pass heart healthy and stroke smart policies at the local, state and federal levels.

Thank you for helping create a healthier community and a healthier future!
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