Post Written By Guest Blogger Andy DeLaO Yesterday there was a wonderful article in Forbes entitled: Value In Healthcare–Time To Stop Scratching The Surface. (h/t to @jameyedwards for sharing it) It was a great look into the valuation of drugs as done today while pointing...

By: Kate Scheffler Desk of Post-it notes, markers, and Dodge County brochures. Dodge Refreshed Mission Statement: Empowering Dodge County residents to grow in health and wellness by promoting awareness, improving access to resources, and building strong connections. The 2nd annual Dodge County Community Health Summit took place on Thursday, February 28 at Dodge Center City Hall. With a variety of community members in attendance, the event offered an opportunity for people to come together, identify connections, promote health and brainstorm innovative ideas for improving the community. Dodge Refreshed was developed after recognizing the need for more structured development of healthy activities throughout the community.  Modeled on Mower County’s “Mower Refreshed” initiative, Dodge Refreshed was created with the hopes of “making healthy choices a priority” through community engagement and support of healthy living. Dodge Refreshed is a citizen driven initiative that aims to make healthy decisions easier and more accessible by adjusting to fit individual needs. Although the plan is still in the beginning stages, Dodge Refreshed is laying a solid foundation by building relationships and gaining community member perspectives in order to move forward.  By “letting the priorities come from the community,” Dodge County hopes to motivate community members to get involved and volunteer.