Recreate Health 

The "Recreate Health Coalition" is collaboration to address the leading causes of preventable death and disability through their common risk factors of diet, physical activity, and tobacco use.  By developing policies and actions to support healthier food and activity in our environments, we will also see benefits in mental health, social support, and social cohesion. An equity frame can mobilize stakeholders to make these environments more accessible to all. 

Try to keep moving. Trying to stay involved and keep active.
— St. Vincent de Paul Participant

To join the Recreate Health Coalition, please contact Sarah Salewski at 715- 421-8926 or


Vision: Wood County will become a national model in efforts to reduce chronic disease.

Mission: To reduce the impact of chronic disease in Wood County by creating community and systems level change by empowering everyone to make healthy choices regarding nutrition and physical activity.

Focus on: Food systems, food promotion/retail, infrastructure improvements, and community-clinical linkages

Our Goals:

  1. Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced food systems.

  2. Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced health food promotion and retail.

  3. Improve chronic disease referrals and educational trainings through the improvement of community-clinical linkages in Wood County.

  4. Improve the physical activity of Wood County residents through bicycling and walking infrastructure improvements.


Agendas and Downloads

  • Coming Soon!

Current Partners: Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, Ascension Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Aspirus Riverview Foundation, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, ATTIC Correctional Services, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, City of Wisconsin Rapids, Community volunteers, Compass Counseling, Crossview Church (formerly Woodlands Church), Faith Baptist Church, Family Center, Grand Rapids Police Department, Hannah Center, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Helping Hands Gospel Mission, Incourage Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Marshfield Area United Way, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps, Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, Marshfield Police Department, Marshfield Public Library, Mid-State Technical College, Moravian Church, NAMI Wood-Portage Counties, Nekoosa Police Department, Nicolet Staffing, North Central Workforce Development, Opportunity Development Center (ODC), Opportunity Inc., Paper City Savings, Personal Development Center (PDC), Pittsville Police Department, Pittsville Public School District, Port Edwards Police Department, Positive Alternatives, Saint Vincent De Paul Outreach Center, School District of Marshfield, School District of Nekoosa, Solarus, State Public Defenders Office, State Veterans Outreach, Tobacco Free Coalition of Central Wisconsin, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, United States Department of Agriculture, United Way of Inner Wisconsin, Victory Christian Church, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Division of Probation and Parole, Wisconsin Rapids Community Media, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County Courts, Wood County District Attorneys Office, Wood County Drug Treatment Court, Wood County Health Department, Wood County Human Services Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wood County UW Extension, Wood County Veteran’s Association, Wood County Veteran’s Services, WoodTrust Bank.