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Pierce County asks for help in solving alcohol, obesity, health care issues

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The study began over three years ago with a simple goal: improving the health of Pierce County residents.

The group was headed by public health workers with input from personnel in hospitals, ambulance services and medical clinics.

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Their findings, which were released last month, titled, "Pierce County Community Health Improvement Plan," identified three topics as the biggest county health care concerns: access to care, overweight and obesity, and alcohol issues.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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