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Public Health: Improving quality of life for individuals, families, and communitie affected by Alzheimer's disease

New Best Practice Guide from the Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network (WDRN)

  The Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network,would like to announce the latest WDRN Best Practice Guide, “Dementia Friends Wisconsin, A Guide for Getting Started”.  This guide along with all the WDRN Best Practice Guides can be downloaded from their website: http://www.wai.wisc.edu/publichealth/guides.html You will need to complete a very brief registration to connect to the guides.  The information […]

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Taking Care of You

We are sorry to inform you that due to low registration the Taking Care of You program on July 25, 2019, has been cancelled. Please contact Deb Neubauer at 608-224-3418 or Neubauer@countyofdane.com with questions or concerns. Thank you.        

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Welcome Interns!

We are excited to have four interns working with us this summer. These students each bring a great deal of knowledge and life experience to our department. We look forward to learning with them while providing quality real life community-based educational experiences. Megan Betts is working with Sharon Lezberg, Community Development Educator, on a collaborative […]

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Jess Guffey Calkins Named as New Community Food Systems Coordinator

Jess Guffey Calkins started as the Community Food Systems Coordinator (.5 FTE) in May 2019. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate community food systems educational programs and public events. As Community Food Systems Coordinator, Jess will work closely with the Dane County Food Council, Dane County UW-Extension educators, the Gardens Network and […]

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Fall Training for Master Composters

A Master Composter workshop will be held this fall to provide training for anyone who wishes to teach others about home composting, including backyard composting and vermicomposting. The two-part training will take place at the Lyman F. Anderson Center, located at 5201 Fen Oak Drive Madison WI 53718 on the Mondays of October 28 and […]

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Extension creates new guide to healthy and sustainable meetings

Creating a culture of health at conferences and meetings is one way to model wellness and encourage those we work with to eat healthy and be physically active. Claire Mance, Dane County Extension Healthy Communities Coordinator, has developed this guide to assist you in planning your own healthy meeting with foods and activities that are […]

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New Dairy & Livestock Educator Joins Dane County Extension

We are excited to welcome María José Fuenzalida to the Dane County Extension team as the new Bilingual Extension Educator in Dairy and Livestock. María José shared, I was born in Arica, Chile, and I studied veterinary medicine at the Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile. I came to the United States in 2009 and I have […]

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Teen Employment Opportunity! Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH)

The Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH) program is a paid opportunity for high school students aged to gain hands-on experiences improving health at the local level. A small group of youth will work as a team to identify strategies and develop plans to address a community health issue they care about. In Dane County, […]

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Karina Mendoza returns to Dane County

We are excited to welcome Karina Mendoza back to Extension Dane County as a Bilingual Financial Educator. Karina had worked with us previously as financial educator and a nutrition educator before moving to the East Coast. As a financial educator, Karina will be working with families to increase their abilities to meet future needs while keeping pace with daily expenses […]

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