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Coalition meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Marquette County Services Center at 480 Underwood Avenue in Montello. Everyone is welcome.
Our Mission is to increase healthy lifestyle options and choices, and to prevent substance use disorders and substance use by underage persons in Marquette County, through positive cultural and environmental changes.
Marquette County is a place where the community members are increasingly involved, healthy and successful.
We’re Thankful For Local Support
During this season of being thankful and showing appreciation, a big THANK YOU to all involved that work in tobacco prevention and preventing underage tobacco use in Marquette County. Thank you to the dedicated coalition members of Five Counties for Tobacco Free Living and Healthy Communities Healthy Youth (HCHY) for their support. Thank you to the youth compliance team members and local law enforcement for working with the Wisconsin Wins (WI Wins) program, which is a science-based, state-level initiative, designed to decrease youth access to tobacco products through retailer education and compliance checks. Lastly, a big thank you to the retailers that did not sell tobacco to youth!
For more information about tobacco prevention or quitting assistance, please contact the Marquette County Health Department at 608-297-3135. Don’t forget about the free quitting assistance provided by the Quit Line, 1-800-QUIT-NOW!
Celebrating 13 Years of Positive Change
Marquette County HCHY has contributed to positive change in the county in several ways over the past 13 years. We invite you to read about some of the success we have seen in the report below.
For more information on Neshkoro Area HCHY activities please contact Tara Chesebro.
Neshkoro news: Welcome Tara Chesebro to HCHY!
For more information on Endeavor Area HCHY activities please contact Sue Allen.
Endeavor News: To join the Endeavor EPIC parent's group, please contact Sue Allen. Bring the kids to play while parents talk.
For more information on Montello Area HCHY activities please contact Tiffany Lodholz.
Montello News: Montello's PIE group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids of all ages welcome. Learn more
In 2011, excessive alcohol consumption in Marquette County cost $17.7 million and contributed to at least 154 alcohol-related hospitalizations. View the full report.