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Wood County

Gold (2019-2021)

Population: 74,469
Lead Applicant: Wood County Health Department

Wood County is an 809 square mile area of Central Wisconsin, with 37% of the population living in rural areas and 63% in small cities, like our county seat of Wisconsin Rapids. Wood County is also home to two health care systems, the largest cranberry assets in the nation, and the paper industry.

Initiatives:

  • Wood County Farm to School

  • Farmers’ Markets

  • Wood County Adult Drug Treatment Court

  • Prescription Drug Disposal Programs

  • Healthy Smiles for Wood County (School Dental Program)

  • River Cities Clubhouse (RCC) and A Better Way Clubhouse (ABW)

  • Maternal Child Home Visiting

  • Safe Kids Wood County: Car seat distribution, installation & education