Transform Wisconsin Program

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Focus this week is on the “Transform Wisconsin” program, which is using federal grants in an effort to improve the public health. 6.6 million dollars in grants were announced this past week, administered by the Center for Disease Control, with money provided by the Affordable Care Act health reform law. Among the projects funded in central Wisconsin are efforts to promote healthy food systems, smoke free living, physical activity, and a greenhouse food production facility in Stevens Point. Guests will be: Judy Burrows, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention with the Marathon County Health Department; Layne Cozzolino of the Central Rivers Farmshed in Stevens Point; and Tony Schultz, a farmer and local food advocate from Athens.