Beginning in 2009, the Population Health Committee of the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium planned and held its first half-day Health Summit. Members of the general community as well as coalitions and organizations in La Crosse County tasked with improving some aspect of the population's health were invited.
As a starting point, we looked at the factors that affect our county's rank compared to others in Wisconsin and asked the coalitions attending if they could support a united movement to make La Crosse healthier. They agreed and summits have been held each spring.
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