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Alcohol Resources

Alcohol Prevention Website: The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project provides training, tools and technical assistance to municipalities, law enforcement, public health and community groups working to improve the alcohol environment.

Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t Be a Party to Teenage Drinking is a public awareness program. This program is a beneficial tool for communities looking to address environmental factors related to underage drinking.  The four strategies that the Parents Who Host campaign covers are: Community Norms, Access and Availability, Media Messaging, and Policy and Enforcement.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Alcohol, Culture and Environment Workgroup Recommendations

Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking

Success Stories: Wausau’s Alcohol Culture Changes & La Cross: Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking

 

Overweight/Obesity Resources

Improve Food Access and Increase Physical Activity

Pierce & St. Croix Counties Farmers’ Market Brochure 2017: Farmer’s Markets Available in Pierce and St. Croix Counties

St. Croix Food Resource Directory & Pierce Food Resource Directory

List of food resources in St. Croix and Pierce counties

WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program: The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children. You can find application information, approved food lists, vendors and additional resources at this website.

FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. To learn more about FoodShare Wisconsin and how to apply, visit this website.

Department of Public Instruction Active Schools site: Active School Core 4+ Strategies to help students be more physically active during and outside of school. Increasing activity during the school day improves academic performance, behavior in school, and enhances student’s cognitive skills and attitudes.

Action for Health Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make it easy, fun, and popular for kids and families to eat better and move more, so that our kids can grow up healthy. Visit this website to find recipes, classes, events and tools to help your school, organization or family!

Health Powered Kids website provides schools, community organizations and families fun, easy-to-use information about health and wellness.

 

Mental Health Resources

Pierce & St. Croix Mental Health Resource Guide provides information on the types and locations that local mental health services are available as well as what forms of insurance are generally accepted. This list is updated annually- last update was Jan. 2017.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They provide education, resources, support, and advocacy for people living with a mental illness.

Change to Chill offers tools to help you figure out what stress is, what causes it, and how you can manage it.

WI Department of Health Services contains a listing of frequently requested mental health resources for partners and providers from the Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS).

 

Additional Information

What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors that affect health. The research underlying this site is based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that can make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.