La Crosse County looking for ‘healthy living heroes’

Health Dept. wants to recognize residents

Have you worked to make La Crosse County a healthier place to live, work and play?

The La Crosse County Healthy Living Collaboration wants to recognize local residents who have made it easier to be physically active, eat healthy and/or be tobacco free in the County.

There are three award categories for the 2015 Healthy Living Hero awards: youth (age 18 and under), individual and organization.

The La Crosse County Health Department said, “The types of activities that may be suitable to nominate include: working within an organization to set an example of leading a healthy life; supporting a policy that encourages and rewards others for adopting health policies and behaviors; or coordinating an activity that makes it easier for a group to choose healthy behaviors. This can be done in a formal way or informal way; if you think the activity is worth rewarding, please nominate the individual or organization.”

This is the second year of the awards. In 2014, Mayo Clinic Health System, old Oak Family Farm and Onalaska School District Garden Coordinator Jodie Visker received Healthy Living Hero awards.

For more information and to get an application for the 2015 Healthy Living Collaboration, contact Paula Silha at