Health & Well-Being

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, and prevention of substance abuse.  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.

  • by Luke Verdecchia
    The Division of Extension and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education are excited to announce the nine recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grants. Now in its second year, this grant funding aims to promote collaboration with faculty across campus around Extension’s six focus areas: promote healthy relationships, empower […]
  • by Matthew Call
    UW-Madison Extension awarded funding to 13 projects aimed at bringing innovative ideas to its outreach and education mission. Extension annually solicits proposals for new efforts around educational engagement, community-informed research, and practical guidance. Extension’s place-based educators across Wisconsin and specialists at UW-Madison and other UW campuses conduct needs assessments, work with local partnering organizations, and […]
  • by Hywania Thompson
    The American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone 12 years and older get the COVID-19 vaccination to protect against COVID-19. Children ages 12-17 are eligible to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Only 32.7% of 12–15-year-olds and 42% of 16-17-year-olds have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]
  • by Division of Extension
    Learn basic communications strategies for interacting more comfortably and providing accommodations to ensure effective communication.
  • by Division of Extension
    Looking for ways to adjust to a holiday season that just won't look the same? Join us for a virtual presentation.


If you have any questions regarding Health & Well-Being programming in Forest County, please contact:

Terri Kolb

Health & Well-Being Educator

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension

Forest and Oneida Counties

Office Phone: (715) 365-2756

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