Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2022
Get Healthy Kewaunee County Recruiting Members
KEWAUNEE, WI – The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with Get Healthy Kewaunee County to recruit additional members for their workgroup who would like to help support community health by finding new ways to promote and create lifestyle changes for residents that will result in a healthier Kewaunee County.
Those interested in joining the group’s health and wellness mission are expected to attend monthly virtual meetings, be attentive to the community health needs, report out on what is happening in the community, aid in bringing awareness of events that support community health, and help organize events put on by Get Healthy Kewaunee County.
If you see this would be a good fit as a community member, an organization or business, please contact Rachel Bauer with the Public Health Department at (920) 388-7163.
"Get Healthy Kewaunee County and the Public Health Department are seeking energetic community members or business representatives who would like to support the health of Kewaunee County by generating new ideas to increase physical activity and decrease obesity rates,” said Rachel Bauer, Kewaunee County Public Health Department Registered Dietitian & WIC Director. “Everyone is welcome to join regardless of background in health and wellness as the next great idea could come from something that you enjoy as a leisurely activity or hobby.”
The Get Healthy Kewaunee County workgroup was formed after the 2015 Community Health Assessment (CHA) completed by the Public Health Department, which has just finished another assessment and is currently working on putting together its next five year Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The mission of the workgroup is to support the CHIP, and provide education and advocacy to create a society that fosters health and wellness, good nutrition habits, and encourages an active lifestyle.
Since the start, Get Healthy Kewaunee County members have helped establish walking groups around the County and have organized trail walk events. They have partnered with the Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department and the Boy Scouts of America to install bike repair stations on the Ahnapee State Trail. Also, they designed and implemented the Nutrition and Physical Activity BINGO challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, which became quite popular as participants were encouraged to be active by safely completing tasks like swimming at the beach in Algoma or Kewaunee, walking or biking for 60 minutes on the Ahnapee State Trail, and/or donating to a local food pantry in order to fill a BINGO card for a chance to win some great prizes. And, they have teamed up with area schools to have students create interactive nutrition boards displayed at local businesses.