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La Crosse County

Gold (2019-2021)

Population: 118,212
Lead Applicant: La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium

La Crosse County is an urban/rural area along the Mississippi River in scenic western Wisconsin that provides a year-round venue for outdoor sports, recreation, and natural beauty. It was originally home to the native Ho-Chunk Nation, who still have a presence today, in addition to German, Irish, and Scandinavian cultures.


  • Coulee Region Farm2School

  • Strong Seniors

  • Drug Disposal Program

  • Complete Streets Policies

  • Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care

  • Career Academies

  • Housing First

  • Community Policing

  • Great Rivers HUB (healthcare pathways program)

  • Project Proven (Bridge program for hard-to employ adults)