Friday, February 17, 2017

Be Kind to Others

Did you brighten someone's day today? February 17th celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Day. Join Columbia County Health and Human Services in spreading kindness today and everyday!
Here are some ideas to brighten someone's day.
Smile at someone new
Give someone a note of encouragement
Hold the door for someone
Share an inspirational quote
Thank a parent
Be more positive
Forgive mistakes
Give an unexpected gift


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Go Red!

Join Columbia County Health and Human Services tomorrow, February 3rd, and Go Red for Women!

Facts About Heart Disease in Women

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?

The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.

There are several misconceptions about heart disease in women, and they could be putting you at risk. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health for this very reason. In this section, we’ll arm you with the facts and dispel some myths – because the truth can no longer be ignored.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tell us what YOU think!

Columbia County Health & Human Services is currently gathering public input, until February 21, 2017, regarding the proposed interactive mural which will be displayed in the 2nd floor waiting room of the new Health & Human Services building in downtown Portage. 

Comments, suggestions, input about the mural can be sent to   or,   CCHHS, PO Box 136, Portage, WI  53901. 

The interactive piece of the mural will be executed through the use of a Quick Response Code accessible by most hand-held devices.  In your feedback, you may wish to suggest information topics that would be easily relatable to the subject matter of the mural.