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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Door County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Improve access to and consumption of healthy, safe and affordable foods.

Strategies: 

  • Work with community partners to collaborate, plan, develop, and implement nutrition goals.
  • Utilize public education and outreach strategies to increase awareness and education regarding healthy eating.
  • Support and promote existing nutrition programs administered by agencies throughout the county.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to develop programming that addresses gaps and barriers.
  • Investigate funding opportunities for program development.

Goal: Increase access to dental care for all citizens of Door County.

Strategies: 

  • Promote and support the Dental Health Coalition.
  • Utilize public education & outreach strategies to increase awareness and education regarding oral health issues.
  • Investigate funding opportunities such as United Way, grants, and fundraising activities.
  • Increase access to dental care for adults with no dental insurance or Medicaid by evaluating Dental Clinic #’s.
  • Improve overall statistics for dental visits in Door County by evaluating County Statistics.
  • Assess community’s concerns and/or needs for oral health education/encouragement.
  • Provide community education in multiple formats.
  • Assess oral health programs at schools by talking to school officials.
  • Explore relationships between oral health and other health behaviors at coalition meetings.
  • Promote and Support the Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic.

Goal: To support healthy growth and development through family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, coordinated care and support throughout the life span.

Strategies: 

  • Maintain and support the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.
  • Promote the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
  • Provide a uniform child and parent primary prevention education program to develop interpersonal skills, through a variety of county agencies.
  • Develop and distribute information about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.
  • Improve the knowledge of provider organizations regarding available resources in community.
  • Improve the knowledge of families regarding available resources in community.
  • Work to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and build resilience in families.
  • Seek funding opportunities to sustain this collaborative effort.

Goal: Improve mental health by promoting prevention programs, and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services.

Strategies: 

  • Update the Door County Mental Health & Crisis Prevention Resource Guide annually.
  • Continue to promote and support the suicide prevention efforts of “Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition”.
  • Promote and support the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) education.
  • Decrease the stigma of mental illness through education.
  • Continue to expand wellness initiatives and education.

Goal: To support healthy growth and development through family-centered, community-based, culturally competent, coordinated care and support throughout the life span.

Strategies: 

  • Maintain and support the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.
  • Promote the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
  • Provide a uniform child and parent primary prevention education program to develop interpersonal skills, through a variety of county agencies.
  • Develop and distribute information about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families.
  • Improve the knowledge of provider organizations regarding available resources in community.
  • Improve the knowledge of families regarding available resources in community.
  • Work to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and build resilience in families.
  • Seek funding opportunities to sustain this collaborative effort.