Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001


Fort HealthCare is committed to greater engagement in the overall health of the community. We encourage everyone to joins us.

Partnerships are the foundation for community success. Our goal is to provide information, education, programs and tools that our communities can put in place to help individuals and families enjoy good health now and in the future.

Fort HealthCare Community Health & Wellness department works with these community coalitions to mobilize the assets of our partners and reduce obesity among residents in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas.

Coalition membership includes representatives from local schools, churches, government agencies, businesses, community organizations and interested individuals. All are engaged in a concerted effort to reduce the obesity rate throughout the Jefferson County area.

Each of the community coalitions are actively developing strategies to implement in their local communities, focusing on the following priorities:

  • Increase access to healthy food options
  • Apply incentives to improve nutrition
  • Institute workplace incentives to reward increased physical activity
  • Educate and inform the public about serving sizes and nutritional content of food options available in public areas
  • Implement comprehensive programs that promote physical activity and nutrition
  • Increase access to opportunities and facilities that promote physical activity

The community coalitions’ plans include strategies and tactics that address public policy, the environment and the community, as well as organizational and individual change. Using these strategies is intended to be successful in both prevention and intervention efforts.

Interested community members are encouraged to contact a coalition member and discuss ways to participate. Most coalitions hold regular monthly meetings.

Introducing the Healthy Community Coalitions

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Fort Healthy


Fort Healthy is a group of Fort Atkinson citizens interested in providing and promoting health choices in our community. View their brochure here.

Congratulations to our 2016 Fort Healthy Wellness Wheel Award winner! Ensuring their products distributed and sold worldwide are all-natural and certified gluten-free as well as encourage their employees to be well by offering a free fitness membership and supporting a local business in partnership with Blackhawk Fitness. See more about Jones Dairy Farm here.

Would you like to nominate a Fort Atkinson organization for the Fort Healthy Wellness Wheel Award? The Wellness Wheel is for organizations who promote and support healthy behaviors to their own and those they serve, such as offering fitness and health education programs, providing comprehensive wellness benefits packages, and committing to the distribution of healthy and local food sources.  For details, email


Jefferson United Motivating People to Wellness







The Jefferson United Motivating People (JUMP) to Wellness organization was established to improve the health and well being of our communities.


Cambridge Wellness Collaborative


The Cambridge Wellness Collaborative is working together to improve the health and wellness of the Cambridge community.


Creek Healthy Initiative Coalition


Creek Healthy Initiative Coalition (CHIC) is a group of health conscious, forward thinking community members working towards bettering the overall community health in Johnson Creek.


Working for Whitewater’s Wellness


The mission of Working for Whitewater’s Wellness (W3) is to increase the longevity and quality of life utilizing the Blue Zones Principles by facilitating programs and partnerships to affect sustainable improvements for everyone in our community.
W3 Wellness


Lake Mills Wellness Coalition


To bring a culture of change to the health and wellness of the Lake Mills community. The goal of this coalition, hosted through the Rock Lake Activity Center, is to continue to strengthen our community while working to improve our community’s health.


Healthy Community Network

Healthy Community Network

Provide leadership in mobilizing a community-based coalition of organizations and individuals in the Palmyra community who are committed to improving public health by advocating for healthy living strategies. and

Eat Here Eat Well


Eat Here. Eat Well. is a food systems improvement project based in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Since the fall of 2010 individuals from organizations across the county have been coming together to discuss how to increase access to fresh, locally grown food from area farms for the people of Jefferson County.



Helpful Links

Creating Healthy Communities Powerpoint (Download PDF)
Fort HealthCare Assessment Matrix for Communities (Download PDF)
Community Health Assessment-Dodge Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (Download PDF)