Farm to School
Juneau, Adams, & Marquette counties have received a three year grant funding the development of Farm to School programming in our local communities. In Juneau County, we are working with the Mauston & Wonewoc-Union Center School Districts during this first year of development. The goal is to build a vibrant, county-wide Farm to School Program.
WHAT IS FARM TO SCHOOL?
Farm to School looks different in every community, but it always includes one or more of the following procurement of local foods to be served in the school cafeteria, snack program, or tastings; educational activities related to agriculture, food, health, or nutrition; and//or hands-on learning through school gardens.
BENEFITS OF FARM TO SCHOOL
The AmeriCorps Farm to School program provides access to wholesome nutrition, education, & experiences that will help our children to build life-long, healthy habits. Simultaneously, Farm to School programming supports the local economy, local farmers, & community health.
The AmeriCorps Farm to School program can be a win for all stakeholders:
A “win” for students would look like:
• Increased knowledge about gardening,
agriculture, healthy food, & local food
• Increased consumption of fruits & vegetables at home and in school
• Building life-long, healthy habits
A “win” for schools:
• Increased participation in school meals by students and staff
• Place-based education meeting common core standard
A “win” for farmers:
• Increased income
• Increased diversification and new marketing opportunities
A “win” for the community:
• Strengthened local economy
• Increased knowledge about agriculture, food,
nutrition & environment
• Positive health outcomes
For more information or to get involved, please contact Lauren Kreutzer (AmeriCorps Community Outreach Member) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
& Simple Educational Sessions
Cancer Clear & Simple materials are designed to increase your ability to understand, use and act upon cancer-related health information.
The CC&S consists of three related, but distinct education modules (links below):
Cancer Clear & Simple Handouts
Cancer Clear & Simple handouts are one-to-two-page health education tools on a specific topic. Over 40 handouts have been developed and they are available in three types: Cancer Information, Questions to Ask Your Doctor and Healthy Tips & Ideas. The handouts reinforce the same health promotion messages from the CC&S curriculum and can be used either independently or in conjunction with the curriculum (links below).
Communicable Disease Program
JCHD provides follow-up services on reportable diseases to ensure the safety of its residents and decrease the transmission of disease. A Public Health Nurse provides education on ways to reduce exposure to the disease and when possible determine the source and where it may have spread. Examples of reportable communicable diseases are: Lyme disease, Salmonella, Whooping Cough, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Hepatitis.
Communicable Disease Resources
JCHD strives to ensure that the residents of Juneau County are prepared for a public health emergency and other disasters.
Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Stay Informed
Are you interested in helping in the event of a public health emergency or disaster?
Stay Informed & receive preparedness warnings and alerts from Juneau County dispatch on NIXLE. It is easy to sign up to receive NIXLE messages at:
Wisconsin Well Woman Program
The Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, clinical breast exams, and multiple sclerosis testing for women with high risk signs of multiple sclerosis. Covered services are available from participating health care providers at no cost to Well Woman clients.
To be eligible:
(608) 847-9373 or (866) 735-9616
Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act of 2009 requires individuals to obtain basic health insurance in 2014. The Juneau County Health Department offers federal health insurance application and enrollment assistance. Certified Application Counselors can assist Juneau County residents with paper or online applications. For questions or to make an appointment call 608-847-9373. Open enrollment in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31st 2014.
For further information visit:
South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition
The SCW Tobacco Free Coalition collaborates with educators, law enforcement, elected officials, health professionals, youth and citizens to create healthier communities in Adams, Juneau, Richland and Sauk Counties.
Address: 220 East State Street
Mauston, WI 53948
Prescription Drug Take Back
Do you have expired prescription drugs? If so, the Mauston Police Department & Juneau County Sheriff's Office can help!
Stop by the Mauston Police Department during office hours to drop off your unwanted prescription drugs.
Drop Off Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Mauston Police Department is located at:
Lower Level of City Hall
303 Mansion Street
Mauston, WI 53948
608-847-6363 (non emergency)
Drop off your unwanted prescription drugs at the Juneau County Sheriff's Office.
Drop Off Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
The Juneau County Sheriff's Office is located at:
200 Oak Street
Mauston, WI 53948
(Only Pills and Capsules are accepted)
Juneau County Sheriff's Office Press Release
Juneau County Prescription
FREE to Juneau County Residents!
Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than ever before. Without prescription coverage, staying healthy can come at a high price. With the Juneau County Prescription Discount Card Program provided to you in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo), you can save money on many of your prescription purchases!
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have prescription insurance coverage, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs that are not covered by your existing plan. Everyone is eligible!
Get your card and start saving today!
"Sharps" is the medical term for needles, syringes, and lancets (finger-stick device). More and more people are using these at home to treat medical conditions.
To reduce the risk of accidental sticks, Mile Bluff Medical Center has created a sharps disposal program at no cost to the community.
Sharps Smart disposal centers are located at each of the following Mile Bluff Clinic Locations:
United Way's 2-1-1