Mental & Behavioral Health Initiatives
Mental Health Team
Mental health is essential to a person's well-being, healthy family, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life. Collaboratively, CHIP's behavior health action teams contribute to the improvement of the mental and behavioral health of community residents and behavioral health services by enhancing existing programs and/or developing new programs that will make a significant, measurable impact on the community.
Infant Mental Health Action Team
This action team's focus is promoting the social and emotional development of very young children—specifically, infant mental
health and the development of the infant brain. This team creates comprehensive community awareness and education programming for professionals as well as the community at large.
Flourish Action Team
Passionate about cultivating a sense of well-being within the community, this team promotes the importance of self-care and the acceptance and understanding of those struggling with mental health difficulties and encourages a culture of compassion and support.
Voices in Prevention (VIP)
This team, representing education, law enforcement, public health, medical and wellness, works on initiatives focusing on decreasing the use of alcohol and other drugs in our community, particularly in youth.
Partnership for Healthy Choices (PHC)
Since 1989, this networking group has been linking area communities and resources in partnership for prevention of alcohol and drug abuse and other related issues.
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
Voices In Prevention Action Team
The use of mind and behavior-altering substances continues to take a major toll on the health of individuals, families, and communities nationwide, and our county is no exception. This group's first undertaking is coordinating a comprehensive community awareness campaign on current drug trends including prescription drug abuse, heroin, and other illegal drug use. The team will incorporate asset building into prevention planning. The Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps members serving the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District is part of Voices in Prevention.