If you have any questions about Health and Well-Being resources and programs in Green County, please contact:
Extension Green County
Health & Well-Being Educator
The Extension Institute of Health & Well-Being works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin families through evidence-based programs focused on nutrition, food security and safety, chronic disease prevention, mental health promotion, prevention of substance abuse and health insurance literacy. Rooted in both urban and rural communities, we’re working together to help solve the state’s most pressing well-being needs and to ensure that all Wisconsinites live stronger, healthier lives.
Mask up Green County Info
Mask Up Green County is an initiative started by Green County Public Health, and actualized by Green County community stakeholders. This campaign began from anecdotal realizations that there has been little mask wearing happening in Green County. Community leaders began to voice their concerns of this phenomenon. The phrasing “Mask Up” has been used during the COVID-19 pandemic by other states, counties, and cities in the United States to encourage mask wearing.
The Mask Up Green County campaign is focused on three actions:
– Provide education on the importance of mask wearing.
– Encourage mask wearing around other people.
– Make masks accessible to residents.
We need you! The Mask Up Green County campaign requires the partnership of interdisciplinary community stakeholders. In order to educate about masks, encourage mask wearing, and provide access to
masks a team effort is needed on multiple fronts. This effort will require various mediums of communication, connections to community members, your innovative ideas, and commitment to the community. By participating in this campaign you will be helping make Green County a safe and healthy place to live and work.
Influenza Vaccination Information
Influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. each year. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone older than 6 months by the CDC, DHS, and UW-Madison Division of Extension. Despite this recommendation, flu vaccination rates are typically low nationwide and also in Wisconsin (<50% on average).
Flu and COVID-19 viruses cause similar respiratory illnesses that spread easily from person-to-person, but are caused by different viruses. They have similar symptoms such as fever, tiredness, and cough, which can lead to misdiagnosis. The flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19. It will reduce your chances of getting sick or being hospitalized from flu. By reducing flu hospitalizations, we will help support our health care systems so we can all get the care we need.
You can use www.vaccinefinder.org to find a provider near you. If the cost of the vaccine is a concern, you or your children may be eligible for free or lower-cost vaccines.