Self-care is a vital foundation of your health. Learn about the programs, agencies, businesses and groups in Marathon County that offer ways in which you can improve your knowledge of your mental and physical health to promote self-care. (Click title to read full article…)
Over the past few years, Marathon County lost more than half of its regulated childcare providers. With the current demand for childcare for outweighing the supply, community partners are coming together in search of a creative solution. Discover how the $75,000 Dream Up! Grant is a game changer in developing a strategic plan to address ongoing childcare challenges facing the county. (Click title to read full article…)
While National Mental Health Awareness Month may have origins dating back to the late 1800s, its mission today remains unchanged. Learn about the mental health challenges facing today’s youth, and what steps our community is taking to address them. (Click title to read full article…)
In recognition of Foster Care Awareness Month, we’d like to honor the foster families who provide care for many children in Marathon County and highlight the need for additional foster families. Whether its serving as a foster parent, respite provider, or community volunteer, learn about ways you can help support children and families in Marathon County. (Click title to read article…)
A family’s need for child support services often comes with a pivotal moment in their life such as a separation, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy. Learn how Marathon County’s Department of Social Services is improving outcomes for families through the ELEVATE program. (Click title to read article…)
Get to know Marathon County’s new Health Officer, Laura Scudiere, learn more about the role of the health department, and their contributions towards making Marathon County the healthiest, safest, and most prosperous county in Wisconsin. (Click title to read article…)
Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Each year during the first week of October, people from across the county join together to raise awareness of mental health illness, fight discrimination and provide support during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Join the conversation and let’s help end the stigma around mental health in our community.
Learn more about the mental and behavioral resources available to you and your family right here in Marathon County through North Central Health Care. (Click title for details).
You may be surprised to learn that violence in relationships can start at a young age… But it’s estimated that 1 in 3 teens experience abuse in their dating relationships.
We need to be talking with our young people about respect in relationships and what healthy dating means. That’s just what The Women’s Community does in area schools.
Take time to discuss healthy dating during February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. (Click the title to read more.)
As Jane E. Graham Jennings reflects on her work at The Women’s Community over the past 20 years, she remembers the pain of loss, and the glory of survival.
She chronicles the buildings, people, and milestones of this non-profit organization, now slated to be de-funded by the County over the next 4 years due to budget cuts. (Click the title to read more…)
The County Health Rankings are in…
The good news? Marathon County ranked in the top third of all 72 Wisconsin counties.
Plenty to be happy about — but still plenty to be concerned about . . . If this were the NCAA playoffs, we’d be in the tournament, but we’d be the underdog even in our first match-up!
See highlights of the areas where we’ve improved our game — and where we’re losing ground. (Click the title to read more…)