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The capital campaign for health equity in the greater La Crosse area

If you learned that 35,000 people in our community face significant barriers to health, you would ask ‘Why?’

You may know some of them

Many with disabilities, chronic conditions, or trying to recover from strokes or accidents

You may know some of them

Many with disabilities, chronic conditions, or trying to recover from strokes or accidents

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Seniors
  • Developmental challenges
  • Autism spectrum
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental challenges
  • Down syndrome
  • Congenital syndromes
  • General public
  • Students
  • Training coordinators
  • Caregivers
  • Case workers
  • Family members
  • General public
  • Neurologic challenges
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurologic challenges
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic challenges
  • Arthritis
  • Balance issues
  • Chronic back pain
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Orthopedic challenges
  • RA
  • Physical challenges
  • Amputation
  • Physical challenges
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Trauma
  • Veterans
  • PTSD
  • Social isolation
  • Team RWB Eagles
  • Veterans
  • War fighters
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Visual challenges
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Blindness
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Low vision
  • Visual challenges

What are the barriers?

Health equity is the goal of STAR Center, but it’s not today’s reality.
Some people living with disabilities, those recovering from stroke or injury and those with chronic conditions may be able to arrange transportation and at least get through the front door of an exercise facility. But they can’t use training equipment, navigate a track, reach restrooms or shower. If they are lucky enough to find suitable equipment, oftentimes no one in the facility can assist them.

What health equity means
Everyone has the chance to lead the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. No one is disadvantaged because of physical limitation, social position, or other circumstance.

Equipment that fits

Assistance using it

The need for movement

40% of health outcomes depend on community‑based opportunities to stay healthy, not on medical care

Function declines when physical therapy ends

Without STAR Center
No opportunity when medical PT ends
  • Medical PT
  • leads to
  • Crisis care only
  • leads to
  • Declining health
With STAR Center
A path to optimized health
  • Medical PT
  • leads to
  •   Community-based assisted exercise
  • leads to
  • Optimized health

Our shared vision: Moving together

Community partners—education, healthcare, fitness, recreation and social service organizations and disability advocates—saw a unique opportunity to collaborate.

We identified gaps and limitations in what current programs can provide. Leveraging each other’s efforts will help us all become far more effective.

< Download the STAR Center capital campaign case statement

This is the culture of health: creating inclusive opportunities for everyone to be active

Learn more about our inclusive, adaptive and community-based exercise opportunities

There’s so much to talk about. Let’s get together.

We welcome the chance to share all the details on this exciting, life-changing venture and the part you can play in making it a reality.

Thank you

Thank you for requesting more information about the STAR Center. We appreciate your interest in helping us create a facility that will provide universal access to physical activity in the Coulee Region.

We will be in touch with you very soon!

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