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2017 Know Your Numbers Events May 9-12

Thrive Barron County is hosting a free Know Your Numbers health fair for Barron County residents May 9 – 12.  The event is sponsored by Cumberland Healthcare, Lakeview Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland

Last year, over 591 people participated in this free county-wide screening event. Of those screened, 121 had glucose levels found to be at risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Could you be one of these individuals? The Know You Numbers event is a free way to determine your numbers and what they mean to your health. Participants can receive the following free screenings, including; blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, glucose, body fat (shorts are required at Cumberland Healthcare locations) and body mass index (BMI). You can find out what these numbers mean to your health and if you are at risk for developing diabetes or other diseases. Resources will be available for you once you receive your numbers, so you can better understand them and the potential impact they have on your health.

Do not eat or drink anything except water 12 hours prior to the event for the most accurate results. A free breakfast will be provided along with health care displays, giveaways and much more.  Please feel free to choose the one that is most convenient for you:

The screenings will be offered at the following locations from 6 – 9 a.m.

Tuesday, May 9                     

Cumberland Healthcare, 6 – 9 a.m.
1110 Seventh Avenue – Cumberland
Walk-ins only. No appointments will be taken.

Lakeview Medical Center, 6 – 9 a.m.
1700 W. Stout Street – Rice Lake
Appointment required. Register online at lakeviewmedical.com or call 715-236-6367

Wednesday, May 10                   

Cumberland Healthcare, 6 – 9 a.m.
1110 Seventh Avenue – Cumberland
Walk-ins only. No appointments will be taken.

Lakeview Medical Center, 6 – 9 a.m.
1700 W. Stout Street – Rice Lake
Appointment required. Register online at lakeviewmedical.com or call 715-236-6367

Thursday, May 11                 

Cumberland Healthcare Turtle Lake Center, 6 – 9 a.m.
632 U.S. Hwy 8 – Turtle Lake
Walk-ins only. No appointments will be taken.

Mayo Clinic Health System, 6 – 9 a.m.
1222 E. Woodland Ave. – Barron
Appointment required. Call 1-866-375-7464.

Friday, May 12                              

Mayo Clinic Health System, 6 – 9 a.m.
331 S. Main St. – Rice Lake
Appointment required. Call 1-866-375-7464.

Thrive Barron County has been an evolving partnership between Barron County Public Health, area health systems, community members and business and education representatives. Thrive Barron County completed a community health needs assessment in 2012 and again in 2015. Alcohol and other drugs, mental health and chronic disease were chosen as the top three health priorities for Barron County. The Know Your Numbers event is an effort to combat chronic disease in Barron County residents.

Over 30 organizations, entities, and community members are working diligently to find strategies that will help remedy some of the county’s biggest issues. Thrive Barron County has created community health action teams to bring community members and organizations together to improve the health of residents in Barron County.

The prevention and management of pre-diabetes is a main concern of this organization. For more information on the prevention and management of pre-diabetes, visit the Thrive Barron County Facebook page, www.thrivebc.org  or contact Barron County Public Health at 715-537-5691, press 5.

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment

On September 30, 2015 community members gathered to review survey results, health data and to identify top community health concerns.  Once again the community identified their top concerns as:  Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse, Mental Health and Chronic Disease.  See the attached report for details.

 

2015 Community Health Improvement Plan Progress Report and Update

2015 CHIP Progress Report and Update

Individuals and organizations across Barron County continue to meet to address the top three community health issues identified by our community:

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Mental Health

The attached report documents the progress that has been made in identified indicators from 2013 to 2015.

Questions about this report can be directed to Kelli Engen, Health Officer, kelli.engen@co.barron.wi.us or 715-537-6111.

Know Your Numbers

KnowYourNumbersFlier2015

Know Your Numbers Health Fair Monday May 11 – Friday May 15

Are you at risk for diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases?

Come and visit us for FREE SCREENINGS at the following dates and locations…

Turtle Lake Clinic-Amery Hospital & Clinic Monday May 11th from 6 – 9am*

Cumberland Healthcare Tuesday May 12th and Wednesday May 13th from 6 – 9am*

Lakeview Medical Center Tuesday May 12th and Wednesday May 13 from 6 – 9am (register at www.lakeviewmedical.com)

Cumberland Healthcare Turtle Lake Center Thursday May 14th from 6 – 9am*

Mayo Clinic Health System Thursday May 14th and Friday May 15th from 6 -9am*

*Walk-ins only, appointments are not necessary at the (*) locations

SEE FLIER ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plans Released

Thrive Barron County is excited to present the Barron County Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan Reports.  Thrive Barron County is a collaboration between community members, public health, medical, dental and health providers, and community organizations working together to improve the health of residents and our community. 

In 2012 the community identified its top three health concerns as:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

2012 CHA- Final

2013-2018 CHIP Final

Community health action teams have been developed for each health concern.  The teams are meeting monthly and anyone interested is encouraged to participate with us.

Thrive Barron County welcomes your questions, input and comments on these plans.  Please feel free to  contact Kelli Engen, 715-537-6111, kelli.engen@co.barron.wi.us or Laura Sauve, 715-537-6109, laura.sauve@co.barron.wi.us