The Extension Institute for Health & Well-Being works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin communities to promote health and well-being. Our research-based programs are focused on food and nutrition security, chronic disease prevention, mental health promotion, prevention of substance use prevention, and access to health care. Rooted in both urban and rural communities, we’re working together to help solve the state’s most pressing well-being needs and to ensure that all Wisconsinites have the opportunity to live stronger, healthier lives.

St. Croix County Highlights

Practicing the Pause

A self-care community of practice brought to you by the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension Community Educators.

Practicing the Pause is a weekly, 30-minute virtual space to practice a variety of techniques to calm your mind and body, decrease stress, and increase self-awareness and resiliency. We’ll practice holding space while also practicing skills such as deep breathing, guided imagery, gentle stretching, etc.

Food Preservation & Food Safety

For information on Safe Preserving Recipes, Current Food Safety Topics, Safe Product for Food Pantries Project and more


The Extension StrongBodies Program is based on the StrongWomen Program that was created by Professors Miriam E. Nelson and Rebecca Seguin. StrongBodies will catalyze positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.

Mental Well-Being Resources

Healthier Together Coalition

Healthier Together initiatives focus on bringing people together from across the county to identify and address a variety of health priorities using a strategic framework.

Statewide Health Programs

Behavioral Health

Extension educators work with local leaders to create healthier communities.

Center for Patient Partnerships

By amplifying diverse lived experiences and patient-generated ideas for change, the Center for Patient Partnerships transforms healthcare to prioritize the well-being of patients, families and communities.

Covering Wisconsin

We help connect Wisconsin residents with health insurance and other programs that support health.

Healthy Eating & Active Living

We help local leaders create healthier communities across Wisconsin by providing programs and resources that promote health.

Meet your Health & Well-Being Educator:

Selena Freimark

Health & Well-Being Educator


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