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Tag: Health

October 20, 2017 12:44 PM

Nature is nearby and everybody deserves the chance to go outside and enjoy it. This past summer with support from the Children in Nature Network, Wanda Fullmore interns were able to work with the Parks and Public Health Madison and Dane County departments to explore the relationship between … [read more]

September 18, 2017 9:39 AM

Replacing or re-lining our aging pipes is not easy or cheap, but it is necessary to provide safe and reliable water to our residents. Madison Water Utility has been working on a Water Main Replacement Program since 2005 and have reached the 100th mile! Although we still have many more … [read more]

July 31, 2017 4:06 PM

If it seems like you are noticing some really, really fit people in and around Madison this week, you are right! We are hosting the 2017 Reebok CrossFit games and we have thousands of athletes, families, spectators, and volunteers in Madison. CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a … [read more]

June 8, 2017 11:25 AM

Join your neighbors and friends this weekend and throughout the summer at the Elver Park Farmers Market. The Market is the result of the efforts of the Madison West Neighborhood Association and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association and will run through Saturday, September 16. Hours of … [read more]

May 24, 2017 3:08 PM

Mental health affects each of us daily and is critical to our overall health. We may be having a tough day due to the stress of work or a good day because we spent time outdoors. Good mental health is a foundation for human functioning and is not simply the absence of mental illness. Mental … [read more]

February 22, 2017 11:19 AM

Over the last several years, people across the country including Madison have come to appreciate improving health care options. As the rate of uninsured individuals in Wisconsin decreased from 9.1% in 2013 to 5.7% in 2015, there is no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is helpful in making … [read more]

December 21, 2016 12:55 PM

Sharing this information with gratitude for the hard work of so many to make this a reality. Happy Holidays! [read more]

November 29, 2016 12:44 PM

Perhaps by now you have heard of Imagine Madison. It is a public-listening campaign designed to elicit the opinions of Madison residents regarding impactful community issues. A primary goal of Imagine Madison is to reach, listen to, and record the ideas of a broad and diverse cross section of the … [read more]

October 10, 2016 2:06 PM

Many Americans do not realize the issues surrounding the service and struggles of our nation’s military and Veteran caregivers. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation has launched the Hidden Heroes program to help bring awareness to the traditionally underserved group of parents, spouses, siblings and … [read more]

August 15, 2016 11:16 AM

It was another great day for the third annual graduation day for the nearly 200 youngters who took swimming lessons at the Goodman Pool as a result of a partnership between Madison Parks,the Madison Parks Foundation, the Shelley Glover Sports Education Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club and … [read more]

August 4, 2016 10:13 AM

The Public Health department of Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has just released the first issue of their brand new news letter, News You Can Use! This newsletter’s purpose is to provide our area residents with a variety of information “related to public health services, health and safety, and … [read more]

May 14, 2015 12:00 PM

Recently, Public Health Madison and Dane County held their annual Public Health Awards at Olbrich Gardens. The Public Health Awards are intended to recognize community members who have made significant contributions and demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting public health. Gloria Reyes, … [read more]

April 7, 2015 2:39 PM

I was pleased to see that Madison has been ranked the 3rd Healthiest City in the country this week by livability.com! In determining their rankings, livability.com considered two main factors: health care in terms of access, quality, and affordability; and the city’s promotion and enabling of … [read more]

February 17, 2015 11:08 AM

I am excited to embark on the 4th year of the CATCH Healthy Habits Program in 2015. As you may remember reading in my blog post back in March, CATCH Healthy Habits is a program that aims to encourage healthy eating and active living to reduce obesity. What's so great about CATCH is that it … [read more]

February 9, 2015 2:57 PM

You may have heard about the new app recently launched in a collaborative effort between Madison Fire Department, Meriter Hospital, Dane County, and the City of Madison. It is a lifesaver, literally! You can learn all of the details here, but basically"PulsePoint" is an app that connects … [read more]

February 3, 2015 12:35 PM

Another busy weekend in Madison. Of course there was the Frostiball that Sara and I attended with over 1,200 others at the Overture Center Saturday night. Another great event!  It is certainly a nice way to break up the winter. Earlier on Saturday, I was able to attend Super Saturday held … [read more]

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