Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures Coalition is a collaboration to address childhood health in Wood County. Stark inequities begin as early as during pregnancy with infant health quickly diverging according to race, ethnicity, and income.  By maximizing access to care and services, providing information and counseling, and strengthening systems, partnerships, and community capacity with attention to equity, healthy growth and development can be fostered throughout the life continuum.

To join the Brighter Futures Coalition, please contact Julie Cutright at 715- 421-8929 or


Vision: A community of thriving youth and families.

Mission: Achieving optimal health of youth and families by improving health systems, providing education, and strengthening partnerships.

Focus on: Oral Health, adolescent health, and preconception through postnatal.

Our Goals:

  1. Improve oral health outcomes for the prenatal through preteen populations.

  2. Improve overall health among youth.

  3. Improve health outcomes for preconception through early childhood populations



Agendas and Downloads

  • Coming Soon!

Current Partners: Ascension Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Aspirus Doctors Clinic, Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Childcaring Inc., Community volunteers, Family Center, First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, Hannah Center, Ho-Chunk, Incourage Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Lutheran Social Services, Marshfield Clinic, Parents Information and Education Resource (PIER), Pittsville Public School District, Planned Parenthood, Port Edwards School District, School District of Auburndale, School District of Marshfield, School District of Nekoosa, United Way of Inner Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, Wood County Head Start, Wood County Health Department, Wood County Human Services Department, Wood County UW Extension, Wood County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) ,Youth Net.