Live LiFe Iron County
In response to an adult obesity rate of 28%, the Iron County Health Department collaborated with the County Human Services Agency, University of Wisconsin-Extension and Aspirus Grand View Hospital to plan a program of environmental changes supporting healthy food choices and increased physical activity opportunities. The coalition worked with the community to conduct a needs assessment. They also performed an inventory of the built and natural environment to identify current assets and opportunities for physical activity and developed plans for enhancements. This project was made possible by a 2012-13 Rural Community Grant from the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health.