Juneau Common Council Presented With ‘Healthy Community’ Sign

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Blue Zones Project recently presented the Juneau Common Council with an outdoor sign indicating the city’s recognition as a Wisconsin Healthy Community. Juneau joined Beaver Dam, Horicon and 28 other communities in the state receiving the silver designation through the UW Population Health Institute. The program, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, is designed to celebrate and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin, and to serve as a guide for communities to expand and enhance their health improvement efforts. The designation recognizes communities that focus on multiple factors influencing health with sustainable solutions. To receive the silver designation, communities must show they have developed programs and made progress addressing health issues, working toward long term solutions, with a plan and funding in place, and tracking outcomes. The Healthy Community Designation lasts for three years, at which point a community may reapply. The city received one sign for free; if they want more signs for other points-of-entry taxpayers will have to pick up the tab.