Focus Area: Adequate, Appropriate, Safe Food & Nutrition
Challenge Chippewa promotes lifelong fitness and well-being by encouraging adults and children of all ages to eat healthier, increase their physical activity, reduce their consumption of sweetened beverages, and drink water for hydration.
Chippewa County Food Security Steering Committee
Access to affordable, healthy food is paramount to good health. As part of a comprehensive approach to food security in Chippewa County, this team partners with area food pantries, St. Joseph's Hospital, and other community agencies to increase access to adequate, appropriate, safe food and nutrition while building a stronger network of support for the pantries and their patrons.
Focus Area: Behavioral/Mental Health
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.
Infant Mental Health Action Team
This action team's focus is promoting the social and emotional development of our youngest children by educating professionals and the community at large about factors that affect infant mental health and the development of the infant brain. They will create a comprehensive community awareness/education, infant mental health plan to guide their efforts.
Increasing Awareness of the Hands on Provider Action Team
To support the healthy, social emotional development of young children in Chippewa County by developing and implementing strategies to increase the community's ability to respond to young children's social emotional needs by increasing: 1) knowledge of community resources, and 2) skills at supporting healthy social emotional development in hands on providers.
Increasing Awareness of the Everyday Person Action Team
To support the healthy social emotional development of young children in Chippewa County by developing and implementing strategies to increase the community's ability to respond to young children's social emotional needs through awareness and education of the importance of early relationship and experiences.