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Fort HealthCare
NOVEMBER 2020 • VOLUME 1, ISSUE 11
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
Managing COVID-19
COVID-19 continues to spread through our communities. Read more to learn about local testing options, assessing symptoms, and other resources to help manage and cope with the coronavirus.
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Boosting Immunity
There is no one way to prevent infection, but there are many steps we can take to help prevent infection or lessen the symptoms. Read more to learn about healthy habits that can boost your immunity and download a flu season prep checklist.
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Pandemic & Holiday Support
Right now many are struggling in different ways. Added holiday stress along with the pandemic, flu season, and other needs will likely affect everyone's mental well-being.
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OUR COMMUNITY
Slimdown Challenge - Health for the Holidays
Fort HealthCare is excited to present our annual Slimdown Challenge (weight loss or weight maintenance challenge) that will take place in November and December of 2020. The theme, "Health for the Holidays”, gives participants helpful hints on how to keep their health in focus during the busy holiday season.
Positive Self Care Through Exercise
Lace up your walking or running shoes and participate in one or all virtual 5k opportunities from Fort HealthCare during the fall and winter months of 2020 and early 2021. These opportunities are free for all community members!
Digital Fitness Class Series
Try one class or all of the digital fitness classes through Fort HealthCare. $5-$10 per class per month or $20 per month for ALL classes. 
Local Blood Drives
Fort HealthCare helps to coordinate monthly blood drives in the Jefferson County area. Dates and locations are continually updated. Pre-registration is required. The Blood Center of Wisconsin (Versiti) is offering the SARS CoV-2 antibody test on all donations as part of their standard testing. The test will be performed on all successful donations at every Versiti blood center and blood drive.
OUR WORKSITES
Worksite Wellness Challenges
Each month we feature free downloadable wellness challenges that can be shared with your employees. November is all about nurturing yourself and others. Everybody loves BINGO! This “gratitude version” has suggestions for both internal gratitude and opportunities for reaching out to others. Read more to download this and other employee wellness resources for November and December.  
OUR SCHOOLS
Backpack News
November’s edition covers topics including diabetes awareness month, practicing being grateful and having a healthy Thanksgiving. There are two versions available for you to view—Kids and Teens. 
Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition
The Jefferson County Drug Free Coalition (JCDFC) is offering $100 Youth Seed Awards for any youth group in any setting (school, church, youth justice, sports, recreation, etc.) to implement prevention/education projects that align with their mission. Applications may be submitted at any time. Projects should be completed by May 31, 2021.
COMMUNITY PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
Community Health Network
We are committed to keeping our partners connected. Help us to build our network in Jefferson County by providing your contact information and interests in community health.
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Building Health Equity
Help us to maintain Jefferson County’s GOLD Healthy Community Designation! We are asking all Jefferson County partners to complete this training and survey related to health equity and the social determinants of health.
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Winter Wellness!
What is going on in your area this winter? Please consider sharing places to be active, fun events or activities happening near you. Please contribute to the following shared document by clicking below. Items will be shared in the December issue.
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