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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, such as 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