BDCH Extends BlueZones Project

(Beaver Dam) A recent announcement by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Inc and Marshfield Clinic Health System revealed an extension to the BlueZones project in Dodge County.  The 2-year extension will allow for an expansion of the BlueZones project with more businesses and organizations in the area.  Locally nearly 80 policies and ordinances addressing tobacco, alcohol, food, and built environments have been enacted locally.  These initiatives include cooking demonstrations and walking school buses.  Across the community data indicates that daily worry and stresses are down and that people taking part in the program are moving more and eating better with multiple organizations reporting reductions in employee turnover and improvements in employee health and productivity.  For more information on the Dodge County BlueZones program, visit