Community Health

Community Health & Prevention

Our Community Health & Prevention division works to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic disease by making the healthy choice the easy choice. The majority of these efforts focus on making improvements to policies, systems and the environment, which can have a bigger impact on the community as a whole.

We focus our energy on efforts that impact the largest numbers of the most impacted people. Current program areas include mental health, substance use, tobacco, physical activity, and nutrition/food systems. We believe that the best way for us to do this work is through partnership and community engagement, and re:TH!NK is one of many ways that we do just that.


re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership, is a community coalition supported by the Winnebago County Health Department. re:TH!NK coordinates efforts with help from our local partners to create a place where everyone has the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. We encourage residents to get involved, because together we can transform our community into a place where healthy choices are easier. Explore re:TH!NK's website to learn more! Or email

Other local health initiatives Winnebago County Health Department collaborates on: