Health and Well-Being

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, 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.

Our programs include:

Behavioral Health
Working with local leaders to create healthier communities by building community skills, tools and resources to promote health

  • WeCOPE (Connecting with Our Positive Emotions) is an evidence-based interactive program that helps adults to cope with both short- and long-term stress.
  • QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention for any adults that would like to learn how to save the life of a youth or adult experiencing a suicide crisis in our community.
  • Learning to Breathe is a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotional regulation, attention, and performance.
  • Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

Extension offers programs focused on family engagement and relationships. Please call the office at 715-839-4712 for more details on current offerings.

You can find statewide human development and relationships resources at

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