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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

Fort Healthy

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

Would you like to nominate someone for the Fort Healthy Wellness Wheel Award? Download the nomination form here. (You will need to download the form, save it first, then open it back up to edit and save again with a new name). Learn more on Fort Healthy’s website.

 

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

Facebook.com/JUMPJefferson

 

Cambridge Wellness Collaborative

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

 

Creek Healthy Initiative Coalition

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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.
Facebook.com/CreekHealthy

 

Working for Whitewater’s Wellness

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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

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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.
Facebook.com/LMWC4OurHealth

 

Eat Here Eat Well

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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.

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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)