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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Marshfield Medical Center-Ladysmith

Implementation Approaches

Increase educational opportunities (including activities [drug and alcohol free]) for youth and adults in the community to decrease percentage of 10th graders reporting family with severe drug/ alcohol problem by 5%.

Develop & distribute material that anyone can use to promote healthy lifestyles including:

  • Decrease alcohol

Distribute materials to at least 50 agencies and promote on radio and follow up to be sure at least 25 talks are given.

Develop & distribute material that anyone can use to promote healthy lifestyles including:

  • Increased physical activity & healthy diet
  • Decrease obesity

Distribute materials to at least 50 agencies and promote on radio and follow up to be sure at least 25 talks are given.

Formation of a “fun” coalition to promote awareness and participation in wellness activities.

Develop & distribute material that anyone can use to promote healthy lifestyles including:

  • Decrease smoking

Distribute materials to at least 50 agencies and promote on radio and follow up to be sure at least 25 talks are given.

Reduce 8th grade students reporting “depressed most days” (46.1%), first year by 2-3%; 5 year by 10%.

In 2014, decrease mental health crisis assessments by 10% through increased education/ awareness of crisis line & other mental health services.

By 2020, 5-10% of Rusk County employers would commit to pay a Rusk County Living Wage - TBD