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LIFE Report

The LIFE report provides a wide spectrum of information and data depicting the quality of life in Wausau and Marathon County.  Its purpose is to provide a reference for the community to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and identify priority issues. The report, which is published every two years, serves as a tracking vehicle to show how the community has changed over time. The LIFE Steering Committee hopes this report will not only serve as a reference but also as a starting point for community action on the key Calls to Action.

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Click here to view the LIFE Snapshot Report

You can watch our series of videos where various community leaders discuss the importance of the challenges and concerns raised in the 2015 Marathon County LIFE report:

LIFE forum presentation. The 2015-2017 LIFE report was released at a community forum held on Tuesday, January 19. The forum featured assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD.

To connect to Marathon County Collaborations who are working together to improve the LIFE Priorities click here: Summary of Marathon County Collaborations

Duplication of information in this report is encouraged and permitted provided the source is cited as:  The LIFE Steering Committee Focus 2015-2017  LIFE in Marathon County:  Local Indicators for Excellence.  Wausau, WI, 2013.

Questions, comments, or requests for additional copies of this report can be made by contacting United Way at:  705 S. 24th Ave., Ste. 400B, Wausau, WI  54401; 715-848-2927; 715-848-2929 (fax); or by e-mail.

The LIFE Report project is guided by the LIFE Project Steering Committee and made possible through the support of the organizations listed below.

Full Partners
Aspirus, Inc. Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital
B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation UMR (In-Kind)
Dudley Foundation United Way of Marathon County
Judd S. Alexander Foundation Wausau City Government
Marathon County Government Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
Marshfield Clinic  

Community Foundation of North Central WI SUN Printing (In-Kind)
Daily Herald Media - Gannett Foundation Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Greenheck Fan Corporation  

EO Johnson Business Technologies Domtar Corp. (In-Kind)

Over 85 volunteers spent more than 1,500 hours contributing to this report development.

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