Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

12 for '12 wins state award for public health service

May 2, 2013
 

Gannett Central Wisconsin Media will receive a statewide award for its 12 For ’12 initiative to encourage better health and fitness in the region, the Wisconsin Public Health Association reported Wednesday.

The public health advocacy group said the news organization will be presented with its 2013 Media Award.

Gannett Central Wisconsin Media is a news group that includes Daily Herald Media in Wausau, Daily Tribune Media in Wisconsin Rapids, News-Herald Media in Marshfield and Stevens Point Journal Media.

12 For ’12 was a yearlong initiative launched in 2012 that included monthly sections promoting strategies for improving health and fitness, a series of public health events, monthly reader contests, and a competition encouraging teams of people to get moving and lose weight. Based on its success, Gannett Central Wisconsin Media continued the initiative this year under the name 13 for 13.

The award is not given every year, according to awards committee co-chairwoman Nancy Eggleston, environmental health and communicable disease supervisor at the Wood County Health Department. A Beaver Dam newspaper and Eau Claire television station also will receive WPHA Media Awards, she said.

To be considered for an award, nominees must create initiatives that present a public health issue and make people understand what it means to them, Eggleston said. She said the Media Award is given for coverage of a single health topic and for ongoing “repeated coverage” of public health, as with 12 For ’12.

“We were thrilled with the way it played out, the messaging and the amount of messaging that went to the public (in 12 For ’12),” Eggleston said.

Health officers from Marathon, Wood and Portage counties — Joan Theurer, Sue Kunferman and Jenny Gaffke — nominated Gannett Central Wisconsin Media for the recognition.

more 13 for 13

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
574 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1015 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports