Dunn County Local Shopping Guide

Have you been looking to buy gifts for your friends and family? Consider buying something local!

There are many businesses around town that offer gift cards, meals for carryout, or products! Check out this Facebook event created by the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce! It has frequent posts showcasing the shops and products that are having holiday deals!

Do you have a local shop or know of a good deal? Let us know and we’ll be happy to share it!

Upcoming Events

Health Dunn Right may have gone virtual in March of this year but that doesn’t mean we’re not still holding educational events!

Check out some of our upcoming events to see if you’d be interested in attending!

  • Healthy Environment Presentation: Every month the Healthy Environment has a presentation in the first half hour of their meetings. Check out the HEAT page to see recordings of past presentations!
  • Mental Health & Wellness: Is offering a “Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times” seminar! Zoom sessions on 3 consecutive Tuesdays: Dec 1, 8, 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration required for this FREE but limited space series by Wed, Nov 25. You will be sent a link to join. RSVP Here: http://remainingresiliant.rsvpify.com

Looking for more events? Check out our Facebook page! We’re continually sharing other organizations online events!

HDR + COVID = Adapting to a New Normal

When COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic back in March we all scrambled to adapt to the situation at hand! Ordering your groceries online, working from home, and online school all became a part of our new normal!

Health Dunn Right had to adapt as well! We had to find a way to still accomplish our goals while still get all of our members together to brain storm their amazing ideas!

Our solution was the same as many other work places, Zoom. Each Action Team and the Steering Committee still meet once a month via Zoom! It’s allowed us to continue our coalition work while protecting each other from a potential COVID-19 exposure!

What have we accomplished during this time?

  • Healthy Environment (HEAT) team has started a monthly newsletter and successfully transitioned a new co-chair into leadership!
  • Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) has continued to post tips on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle on our social media pages!
  • Alcohol, Nicotine, and Drug (AND) has TWO brand new co-chairs!
  • The Mental Health & Wellness (MH) team has put together a brochure specifically related to mental health services provided in Dunn County during COVID-19.
  • Our Housing (HAT) team has created a plan with the City to conduct a housing study in the future!
  • All five Action Teams have written grant proposals for the 2021 fiscal year!

Our plans and timelines may have changed but our Action Teams still remain successful and active!

The History of Dunn County’s Health Coalition

Health Dunn Right (HDR) is Dunn County’s Health coalition. The mission of the coalition is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and our community within Dunn County through advocacy, collaboration, education, and peer support.

The idea for Health Dunn Right has been discussed since 2015 when the first Dunn County Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) was conducted through a survey that was sent out to community members; this survey helped us understand what the residents of Dunn County viewed as weaknesses! After all this data was taken and analyzed, the coalition came to life on July 16th, 2019 during a Community Health Coalition Conference held at UW-Stout! At this conference the results of the CHNA were revealed; this data was then used with community input to help create the County Health Improvement Plan. This improvement plan is a great starting point for the health disparities that the Action Teams will focus on

September of 2019 is when the five Action Teams began meeting monthly. These teams are made up of concerned citizens within our community, individuals who have lived experience relating to the team and those who are content experts. Having a variety of individuals at our meetings allows us to think about all sides of the health issues that we’re addressing!

A Health Dunn Right Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss how each team can be best supported, any current needs we see within the community, and any buisness items that affect the whole coalition. The Steering Committee is made up of the Co-Chairs from each Action Team and a few of the Community Partners who helped bring HDR to life!

Are you interested in becoming a part of Health Dunn Right? Contact us here to let us know!