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Eau Claire Healthy Communities Celebration

RCU Corporate Building, 200 River Front Terrace, Eau Claire River Room- 1st floor
You’re invited to celebrate and generate new energy/ideas for health improvement with Eau Claire Healthy Communities on Thursday, May 1st from 5:30-7:30pm!

Last year, over 190 community residents gathered to collectively identify the most significant health issues in our county:
• Chronic Disease
• High-Risk Alcohol Use
• Mental Health and
• Family Violence (existing group)
• Oral Health (existing group)

Eau Claire Healthy Communities formed Action Teams around these health priorities and have been busy moving toward health improvement in these areas. More information on Eau Claire Healthy Communities and the teams that are working is available at www.echealthycommunities.org. Even though significant work is being done, we need your voice at the table to help us make a bigger collective impact in our community.

Please join Eau Claire Healthy Communities to help celebrate our achievements, to find out the recipient of the first Annual Healthy Communities Champion Award and to collectively think about how we all can partner together to make a difference in our community around these health priorities.

The Healthy Communities Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 5:30-7:30pm at the RCU Corporate Building. Refreshments will be provided.

Please use the following link to register: www.tinyurl.com/echealthycommunities.

Thank you for helping to improve the health of our county. Your participation makes a difference.



Healthy Communities, 715-839-2869


C.A.R.E. Fair

Oakwood Mall
A recent mayo clinic study found skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009 among middle aged men and women.

So, the Mayo Clinic Health System is trying to combat the issue.

The Care Awareness, Resources, & Education Fair will be doing free skin cancer checks, blood pressure, weight control, breast and testicular self-examinations, palliative and hospice care and healthy recipes.



715-838-3717


Bone Marrow Drive

UWEC Davies Center, Maple Lounge, Room 103
April is national “Donate Life” (organ and tissue donation) month. Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Nurses Association are teaming up to raise awareness for the need for bone marrow donors ages 18 to 44 right here in the Chippewa Valley.

On April 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the two organizations will be hosting a “Be The Match” bone marrow drive at the UWEC Davies Center, Maple Lounge, Room 103. The event is free and open to the community. People are encouraged to stop by and learn about bone marrow donation, take home information, and join the “Be the Match Donation Registry” if/when they are ready to do so.

People who are in need of a bone marrow transplant have life-threatening cancers or diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, and more. Myelodysplastic syndrome may sound familiar as it is the disease Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts successfully battled. Roberts’ underwent a bone marrow transplant in September 2012 as a life-saving measure.

In the U.S., more than 12,000 people are in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. 70 percent of people needing a bone marrow transplant do not have a match in their family and must hope that an unrelated donor will be found through the national registry.

According to the National Marrow Donor Program, donors between the ages of 18 and 44 are urgently needed to provide the greatest chance for bone marrow transplant success.

“Sacred Heart Hospital has been a long-time supporter for organ donation, giving families the opportunity to donate their loved ones organs for a gift of life for another,” said Hailey Craig, certified surgical technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital. Craig received a bone marrow transplant in 2005. “If it had not been for my donor, I would not be alive today. With the success of last year’s bone marrow drive, I felt we needed to host another drive to support the need for bone marrow donation.”


No pre-registration needed


Affordable Health Care Sessions

Rice Lake Public Library Rice Lake, WI December 2 and 16 at 10am December 9th and 30th at 5pm
Join us for this FREE event to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace will help find coverage that’s right for you.

Dawn Wacek dawnwacek@ricelakegov.org 715-234-4861x11


Weight Management Orientation

lower level Luther Building Atrium conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St.
Weight Management Services offers several weight management programs including the HMR (Health Management Resources) program that specializes in preventive health care. The focus of these programs is on health risk prevention through lifestyle change. Improvements made in just one area of health can help control high blood pressure, manage cholesterol and diabetes, and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. If you are committed to pursuing a healthier lifestyle, one of our programs may be for you. Attend a one-session orientation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 12, 18 and 26, in the lower level Luther Building Atrium conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St. This is a free service. Call 715-838-6731 to register.

Call 715-838-6731 to register.


Diabetes Education Talk

Auditorium at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St.
“What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetes and Your Vision.” Attend this educational event and learn how uncontrolled diabetes can cause damage to your eyes. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Auditorium at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St. Park in the ramp and follow the signs. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. This is a free service. Call the Diabetes Education Department at 715-838-5818 to register or for more information.

Call the Diabetes Education Department at 715-838-5818 to register or for more information.


Breast Cancer Awareness Program for Girls

To register or for more information, contact the location where you’d like to attend: Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St., 715-838-3628; Chippewa Falls, 611 First Ave., 715-720-4400; Osseo, 13025 8th St., 715-597-8755; or Menomonie, 2321 Stout Road, 715-233-7464.
Bring your granddaughter, daughter, niece or friend, ages 9 to 16, to this free, interactive learning opportunity about breast cancer detection and prevention. Each girl must attend with at least one adult female. Learn about the importance of self-breast exams and mammograms; hear from a breast cancer survivor; see a mammography machine and images; see the breast biopsy and ultrasound rooms and equipment; participate in fun activities; and receive a special gift. The program runs from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. This is a free service. To register or for more information, contact the location where you’d like to attend: Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St., 715-838-3628; Chippewa Falls, 611 First Ave., 715-720-4400; Osseo, 13025 8th St., 715-597-8755; or Menomonie, 2321 Stout Road, 715-233-7464.

To register or for more information, contact the location where you’d like to attend: Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St., 715-838-3628; Chippewa Falls, 611 First Ave., 715-720-4400; Osseo, 13025 8th St., 715-597-8755; or Menomonie, 2321 Stout Road, 715-233-7464.


Blood Pressure Screening at Oakwood Mall

Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire, in the Mayo Clinic Health System kiosk
Free blood pressure screenings are offered at Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire, in the Mayo Clinic Health System kiosk. Screenings will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21. Call 715-838-3014 for information.

Call 715-838-3014 for information.


Cardiovascular Screening

Sep 8, 2011 8 a.m. to noon

Sep 22, 2011 8 a.m. to noon

Mayo Clinic Health System Cardiac Center, third floor, 1400 Bellinger St.
Free screening to help determine your risk for a heart attack and vascular disease includes: a full lipid panel (triglycerides, LDL, HDL and total cholesterol), blood sugar, blood pressure, circulation test of the legs, BMI (body mass index), waist/hip ratio and exercise evaluation. Fasting after midnight and a small blood draw are necessary. A nurse will go over the results. A packet of educational information will be provided. The screenings are held 8 a.m. to noon, the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, except holidays. This month’s screening are Sept. 8 and 22 in the Mayo Clinic Health System Cardiac Center, third floor, 1400 Bellinger St. This is a free service. For an appointment, call 715-838-5672. Space is limited.

715-838-5672