Become a part of
a collaborative community health endeavor that is improving lives in Chippewa County.


Our steering committee members are motivated, dedicated individuals who determine initiatives and turn them into accomplishments. If you would like your name listed among them, contact:

Jennifer Andress
Chippewa Falls Area
Unified School District

John Bowe
Chippewa Falls Fire &
Emergency Services

Amy Bye
Chippewa YMCA and Bye the Willow

Sara Carstens / Mark Mernitz
Mayo Clinic Health Systems

Crystal Frazer
Atrium Health & Senior Living, Bloomer

Melinda Haun
Community Foundation of
Chippewa County

Angela Hite, 2016-18 Chair
Dove Healthcare

Tracy Lewis
Chippewa Valley High School

Joseph Malual
UW Extension

Wade Newell
Chippewa County District
Attorneys' Office

Diane Fish
Partners of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital and Past Human Services Board Member

Michele Paquette, 2014-15 Chair
HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Bonnie Phillips
Home Helpers Home Care

Jan Porath
United Way of the Greater
Chippewa Valley

Angela Weideman
Chippewa County Department of Public Health

Geri Segal
Family Support Center/River Source Family Center

Lt. Rick Starck
Chippewa County Sheriffs' Department

Barbara Stevens
Marshfield Clinic

Jeanne Walsh
UW Extension

Larry Winter
Chippewa County Department of Human Services

Inv. Drew Zehm
Chippewa Falls Police Department


Rhonda Brown
Director, Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership
(715) 717-7647

Laura Baalrud
Community Health Educator, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital
(715) 717-7479


To serve as a catalyst for the enhancement of community health and quality of life through educational and preventative initiatives.


In the fall of 1994, facilitated by
St. Joseph's Hospital, a committee
of 25 concerned individuals representing schools, churches, businesses, health and medical facilities, senior citizens, government agencies, and the public at large saw the potential to create a healthier Chippewa Falls. In 2000, the initiative was so successful, it was expanded to cover the entire Chippewa County.


With the help of people like you, we have made some significant, positive health changes in our Wisconsin communities including forming the Chippewa County Dental Foundation and constructing a federally qualified dental center. Now that we have greater momentum than ever, we need your help to keep this community initiative successful and to make Wisconsin's Chippewa County the healthiest place to live, work, and play.

Learn about all our current projects.
View all of our accomplishments.

It’s amazing the difference you can make with the support and encouragement of others. Many businesses and individuals in Chippewa County are backing us. Are you among them?

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