Bayfield County has a wide variety of avenues to increase or promote community health and wellness. Throughout the year there are a variety of health fairs offered locally for residents to learn about how to improve their health and wellbeing. Classes are also offered in Bayfield County on how to live well with chronic illness or disability. In addition, there are many opportunities for recreation and physical activity in Bayfield County, including kayaking, swimming, sailing, and more on Lake Superior, and hiking, biking, or skiing on many of the fine trails in this region. Read on to find out more.
2023 Bayfield County Health Infrastructure Grant
Grant applications are currently being accepted for the 2023 Bayfield County Health Infrastructure grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide communities with assistance to create more opportunities for a better place to live by supporting infrastructure for physical activity, health and wellness. Towns, municipalities and tribe in Bayfield County may apply for this community wellness grant. Apply online - find out more at https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=574.
Superior Wellness Health Fair
Every year in spring, Bayfield County holds a community health fair called Superior Wellness. At this health fair, attendees are offered free screenings such as blood pressure, bone density, vision, hearing, or memory screenings. This fair brings together a variety of vendors--both public and private--in order to provide education to the community about the various health programs and services available to Bayfield County residents. Check out the Bayfield County calendar to stay updated on when the next health fair is being held.
Passport to Wellness
Passport to Wellness is a wellness initiative brought to you by the Healthy CHANGE Coalition, a group of area organizations working together with the goal of helping motivate individuals and their families living in the Chequamegon Bay Area to increase physical activity in order to promote health and wellbeing.
We live in a unique and beautiful part of the world and want to highlight the geography and history of it. The Passport to Wellness highlights just a few of our local nature trails and encourages you and your families to walk and enjoy while on your path to wellness. Find out more about the Passport to Wellness project.
Local Farmers' Markets
The Chequamegon Bay region has a wide variety of local farmers' markets to sell fresh, locally-grown produce. This helps to increase accessibility of Bayfield County residents to healthy food choices while investing in our community and in our neighbors. Read more about local farmers' markets.
For more information on Bayfield County Community Wellness initiatives or activities, email Bayfield County Health Department.
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