Dodge County Recognized For Its Work To Improve Local Health

(Beaver Dam) Dodge County has been recognized for its work to improve local health. The county received a Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation with the cities of Beaver Dam, Horicon, and Juneau having renewed their Silver designation which they had gotten in 2018. The program is intended to recognize and encourage achievements in health improvement and to promote cooperation across multiple sectors. Officials with the Healthy Communities Designation say Dodge County’s achievement is the result of the collaborative hard work and dedication of community stakeholders, including businesses, schools, local governments, churches, and volunteers. The effort is part of a community health and well-being initiative sponsored by Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam. The facility’s Chief Administrative Officer Angelia Foster says they are proud that Dodge County is among the 28 Wisconsin communities receiving designations this year. The Healthy Communities Designation program is designed to be accessible to communities of all shapes and sizes, both rural and urban. The program uses a three-tiered approach – gold, silver, and bronze – which are meant to provide a trajectory and serve as a guide for communities as they continue to strive toward better health. 

 

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