Good health is fundamental to our capacity to enjoy life, to provide for our families, to realize our full potential and to contribute to society. It’s one of the building blocks we all need to be successful in life.
As a community, we need to work together to address serious health and wellness issues.
Untreated mental health conditions, alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence cost all of us. These issues affect our businesses through absenteeism and lost productivity. Education is hampered by missed school days and behavioral issues that affect every child in the classroom. These are community challenges that impact every resident of Marathon County.
With the steady increase of residents over the age of 65, our community will be challenged to meet the needs of our aging population. Keeping our seniors safe and living independently whenever possible will have a positive effect on their health and well-being.
We fund community programs at our partner agencies and work with other organizations to address our goals to create a healthier Marathon County.
Our Goals in Health:
- Decrease relationship violence and sexual assault
- Improve mental health
- Reduce alcohol and drug abuse
- Improve seniors’ ability to live independently