Seven C's Health Initiative

Our mision is to collaboratively work to improve the health of our citizens living the counties of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Monroe, La Crosse, Vernon and Crawford so that they may live long, healthy lives, free from tobacco and nicotine regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background.


About Us


In the early 1990's the La Crosse Area Health Initiative (LAHI) was founded by the Chief Executive Officers of the four major health care institutions as a way to address the significant health care costs and public health issues associated with tobacco use.

In 2010, the 7 C's Health Initiative was established in response to a 55% cut in Wisconsin's Tobacco Prevention and Control funds and the need to share resources.  The 7 C's Health Initiative included new partners in the geographic regions of:  Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Monroe, La Crosse, Vernon and Crawford. 

The 7 C's Health Initiative is part of Wisconsin's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP), which works to reduce tobacco's deadly impact.  TPCP employs a comprehensive, best practice approach to reducing the burden of tobacco locally across the state. 

  • Raising a generation of tobacco-free youth by engaging young people in peer to peer education activities. 
  • Wisconsin Wins is a collaborative effort between law enforcement, youth, health departments and retailers to reduce illegal sales to minors.  On-line training, youth congratulating clerks when they do not sell and strong enforcement of state laws are making a difference in our communities. 
  • Community education, sharing information and support at the local level.  Providing specific high-risk populations with tailored support and resources.
  • Providing evidenced based opportunities for people who want to quit. 


Together, local efforts across the state have made an impact: 

  • High School smoking rates have dropped 53% since 2005.
  • Wisconsin's adult smoking rate is at an all-time low of 18%.
  • Over 200,000 people have received help from the Quit Line since launching in 2001.
  • Reducing the adult smoking rate from 20% to 18% is saving Wisconsin an estimated $1.7 billion in health care expenditures. 

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Our Partners

  Buffalo County

Agency: Buffalo County Health Department

Health Officer/Contact Person: April Glasspoole
608-685-6329 april.glasspoole@co.buffalo.wi.us

Website: www.buffalocounty.com

  Trempealeau County


Agency: Trempealeau County Health Department

Contact Person: Jessica Olson 715-538-2311 ext.226 jessicao@tremplocounty.com
Barb Barczak 715-538-2311 ext.231 barbarab@tremplocounty.com

Website: www.tremplocounty.com

  Jackson County

 


Agency: Jackson County Health Department

Contact Person: Kristi Hanson 715-284-4301 ext.374 kristi.hanson@co.jackson.wi.us

Website: www.co.jackson.wi.us

  Monroe County

  


Agency: Monroe County Health Department

Contact Person: Kayleigh Day 608-269-8666 kayleigh.day@co.monroe.wi.us

Website: www.co.monroe.wi.us

 

  La Crosse County


Agency: La Crosse County Health Department

Contact Person: Judi Zabel 608-785-9855 jzabel@lacrossecounty.org
Alison Glodowski 608-785-9808 aglodowski@lacrossecounty.org

Website: www.co.la-crosse.wi.us

  Vernon County

Agency: Vernon County Health Department

Contact Person: Emily Olson 608-637-5251 health@vernoncounty.org

Website: www.vernoncounty.org

  Crawford County

Agency: Crawford County Health Department

Health Officer/Contact Person: Gloria Wall
608-326-0229 gwall@crawfordcountywi.org

Website: www.crawfordcountywi.org



Monthly Newsletter

Click here to view the coalition's newsletters. 



Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Judi Zabel
MJC Tobacco Program Coordinator
jzabel@lacrossecounty.org
608-785-9855

Alison Glodowski
Health Educator
Aglodowski@lacrossecounty.org
608-785-9808



Social Media

 7 C's Facebook Page

 LAHI Facebook Page






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