Healthy Kids, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities
Individual communities working together to create a healthy Western Marathon County.
Western Marathon County Healthy Communities is comprised of a diverse group of key stakeholders from each of the seven municipalities in Western Marathon County—Abbotsford, Athens, Colby, Edgar, Marathon, Stratford, and Spencer. This coalition has enabled the communities involved to share a “collective voice”, uniting their efforts, so that they can work together to create a healthy Western Marathon County. The coalition has focused its efforts on substance abuse, mental health, and bullying prevention in Western Marathon County through collaboration, innovation, and community change using evidence-based prevention strategies. The newly formed coalition structure has allowed each of the seven unique communities to collaborate, share resources, build skills, and seek funding for substance abuse prevention efforts.