Chronic Disease Prevention

  • Tobacco use is a major risk factor for heart disease and cancer, and is the single largest preventable cause of disease, disability, or death in the United States.  For help with quitting smoking call the Wisconsin Tobacco QuitLine is a toll-free service staffed by cessation specialist offering a variety of services. 
    • 1.800.QUIT.NOW or 800-784-8669  or call us 715-246-8330.
  • It is state law in Wisconsin that anyone under the age 18 can not legally buy tobacco products. Public Health does compliance investigations, through implementation of WI Wins to ensure retailers of tobacco products are following this law. St. Croix County is part of the Western Wisconsin Working for Tobacco Free Living Coalition (W3TFL)
    • The regional contact phone number for this coalition is 715-485-8500.
  • Public Health is a provider of the Wisconsin WISEWOMAN program which includes blood pressure screening and monitoring, diabetes screening, cardiovascular risk reduction assessments, healthy lifestyle coaching, and education. 
    • To find out if you qualify for this program call 715-246-8365.
  • Public Health also offers nutrition education for information call 715-246-8330.
  • The most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified overweight/obesity and lack of physical activity as health priorities - both are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes and are being addressed in the current Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan (PDF).