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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Fond du Lac Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Decrease binge drinking among youth and adults.

Strategies: 

  • Work with communities to fully implement best practices as described in the Community Events Tool Kit.
  • Conduct compliance checks of licensed alcohol outlets and social host ordinances.
  • Utilize a social media/marketing campaign to raise awareness, and actively discourage binge drinking and over-consumption.

Goal: Increase the number of Fond du Lac County residents living at a healthy weight for their height.

Strategies: 

  • Implement a three-pillar approach from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, which promotes systems and policy changes that increase fruit and vegetable consumption, increase physical activity and increase exclusive breastfeeding in infants to one year.
  • Support community wellness initiatives.
  • Utilize a social media/marketing campaign to raise awareness of the 5-2-1-0 message.
  • Work with schools to implement the Y5210 program throughout third grade classrooms.

Goal: Decrease drug abuse/misuse among youth and adults.

Strategies: 

  • Work with communities to fully implement best practices as described in the Community Events Tool Kit.
  • Work with emergency departments, urgent care facilities and dentists to develop a standardized prescribing pathway for pain protocol.
  • Implement four-pillar approach to addressing heroin/opioid abuse.

Goal: Improve the oral health status of Fond du Lac county residents.

Strategies: 

  • Secure additional funding sources to increase the capacity of the Save a Smile Children’s Dental Program.
  • Continue to work with community healthcare partners, assisting adults needing urgent dental care.

Goal: Increase mental health access to enhance the quality of life of Fond du Lac County residents

Strategies: 

  • No Wrong Door: All gatekeepers are able to assess, provide or connect consumers to services.
  • Prevention and Wellness: Promote a stigma-free approach to mental/behavioral health wellness within Fond du Lac County.
  • Evidence-Based Services and Training.
  • Trauma Informed Care and Treatment: All gatekeepers are able to respond, assess, intervene or refer individuals who have been traumatized.
  • Population Specific Needs: Unique behavioral health needs of specific populations are met.

Oral Health

Goal: Improve the oral health status of Fond du Lac county residents.

Strategies:

  • Secure additional funding sources to increase the capacity of the Save a Smile Children’s Dental Program.

  • Continue to work with community healthcare partners, assisting adults needing urgent dental care.

  • Develop and implement a community education campaign, demonstrating the impact poor oral health has on an individual, as well as the community