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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Clark County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Overall AODA Goals: 

1. By December 2020, Clark County will decrease unhealthy and risky alcohol and other drug use

2. By December 2020, Clark County will increase awareness for alcohol and drug support services

Indicators of Progress: 

  • Reduce the percent of students who report drinking alcohol during the last 30 days
  • Decrease the percent of Clark County adults who binge drink
  • Increase the number of municipalities that have adopted a social host ordinance
  • Increase the percent of Clark County residents who are familiar with available alcohol and drug support services
  • Increase the number of Clark County residents who utilize the Mental Health and AODA Crisis Line

Overall Nutrition Goals:

1. By December 2020, residents of Clark County will eat more nutritious foods and drink more nutritious beverages through:

  • Increased knowledge of what is nutritious and nutritious options
  • Increased access to fruits and vegetables
  • Decreased access to sugar-sweetened beverages and other less nutritious foods

2. By December 2020, there will be increased access to nutritious, affordable foods and beverages

3. By December 2020, women who are nursing will have increased access to breastfeeding-friendly areas in public facilities

4. By December 2020, Clark County will reduce rates of adult obesity

5. By December 2020, Clark County will develop and incorporate public infrastructure promoting physical activity

Indicators of Progress:

  • The percent of Clark County students who report eating fruit one or more times per day over the past 7 days will increase
  • At least two additional school districts in Clark County will successfully implement a Backpack on Weekends program
  • Food voucher redemption rates at local farmers’ markets by WIC-insured participants and seniors will remain stable or increase from the current baseline
  • The number of breast-feeding friendly facilities in Clark County will increase
  • Percent of Clark County adults who are obese will decrease
  • At least one new hiking, biking, walking, or skiing trail will be established within Clark County

Overall AODA Goals: 

1. By December 2020, Clark County will decrease unhealthy and risky alcohol and other drug use

2. By December 2020, Clark County will increase awareness for alcohol and drug support services

Indicators of Progress: 

  • Increase the percent of Clark County residents who are familiar with available alcohol and drug support services
  • Increase the number of Clark County residents who utilize the Mental Health and AODA Crisis Line

Overall Mental Health Goals: 

1. By December 2020, decrease the stigma associated with mental illness

2. By December 2020, increase access to emergency and adjunct mental health resources

3. By December 2020, increase the ability of community members and providers to recognize the warning signs of suicide risk and respond through evidence-based, life-saving actions

Indicators of Progress: 

  • Decrease the number of Clark County adults that are not comfortable seeking mental health services
  • Increase the number of individuals trained as Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) gatekeepers