Brothers Michael and Malakai visited Tri-County Dental‘s mobile dental clinic at Franklin Elementary in Oshkosh in January 2022 as part of the Robert Glass Focus on the Children program. Both brothers received an exam, bitewing x-rays, a thorough cleaning, oral hygiene instruction, and fluoride varnish treatments. Big brother Michael had received the same services last […]
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Eat Well for Life supports community members living with food insecurity and uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes as they adopt healthier lifestyles. During the 13-week program, participants and their households receive food, recipes, meal plans, and diabetes education to learn to eat healthy, move more, and achieve their health goals, such as managing diabetes with fewer complications.
COVID-19 vaccine distribution is picking up speed in many places. With a plentiful supply of vaccine, there will be more urgency to persuade those reluctant to accept it. In September 2020, 49% of Americans told the Pew research group they probably or definitely wouldn’t take the vaccine. By February, that number had fallen to 30%. […]
Peer recovery coaches use their own journeys to recovery as launching pads to encourage patients with substance use disorder in ThedaCare’s Emergency Departments in Neenah, Berlin and Shawano.
$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are responding to growing need among charitable […]
Healthy Families Waushara Becoming a new parent can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. For families living in poverty or facing other hardships, the responsibilities of caring for a newborn can seem almost impossible. To help alleviate stress and provide support to new parents, Health Families Waushara (HFW) was started in late 2019. The program, […]
Expectant and new parents have common questions about their child’s development. Efforts to provide parents with answers to these questions, individualized support when needed most, and linkages to community services will get a boost as a result of a Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant. Healthy Families Waushara County, a new program offering voluntary nurse home […]
Every child deserves a champion. Efforts to provide area youth with adult mentors will get a “shot in the arm” as a result of a new round of Basic Needs Giving Partnership grants. The grants, which were recently awarded by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will fund collaborative projects in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara […]
Wisconsin Bookworms Planting the Seed of Excitement for Reading at an Early Age We’ve been hearing it for years: parents aren’t reading to their children enough. One 2013 study from the School Library Journal sites that two-thirds of parents don’t read to their children every night. Another 2016 survey from group Read Aloud 15 Minutes […]
The Green Lake Basic Needs Fund supports charitable projects and programs that meet residents’ basics needs, including food, clothing and shelter. A healthy community provides a network of services, including basic social needs. Failing to meet these needs can jeopardize an individual’s quality of life and create costly and complex problems for the community over […]