Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Hales Corners Health Department

5885 S. 116th Street
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Milwaukee County
Local Health Department Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan
Time Frame: 2015-2020

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce the percentage of Hales Corners adults who abuse alcohol by binge drinking

What community partners can do:

  • Provide information about drinking cessation and drug abuse resources and programs.
  • Educate about Wisconsin laws regarding supplying alcohol to minors.
  • Change school signs before events such as prom to promote awareness of the event and the dangers of underage drinking throughout the community.
  • Offer a variety of alcohol reduction and drug abuse activities and support as well as alcoholfree events.
  • Create school curriculum that addresses the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Conduct a community-wide media campaign to raise awareness about alcohol and drug abuse and misuse.
  • Localize printed drug and alcohol education materials for distribution through a variety of methods and locations.
  • Improve awareness and education related to the effects of alcohol and drugs on chronic health conditions.
  • Mobilize youth to educate their peers about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

Goal: Provide drug abuse education to 25% of households in Hales Corners.

What community partners can do:

  • Provide information about drinking cessation and drug abuse resources and programs.
  • Offer a variety of alcohol reduction and drug abuse activities and support as well as alcoholfree events.
  • Create school curriculum that addresses the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Conduct a community-wide media campaign to raise awareness about alcohol and drug abuse and misuse. 
  • Localize printed drug and alcohol education materials for distribution through a variety of methods and locations.
  • Improve awareness and education related to the effects of alcohol and drugs on chronic health conditions.
  • Mobilize youth to educate their peers about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

Goals: 

-Reduce the amount of Hales Corners adults and children who report being sad or depressed

-Distribute educational materials to 25% of Hales Corners households to improve perceptions of mental health and mental illness, promote acceptance, eliminate misperceptions, and reduce negative attitudes associated with mental illness.

What community partners can do:

  • Implement programs and policies to prevent abuse, bullying, violence and social exclusion.
  • Implement programs to identify risks and early indicators of mental, emotional, and behavioral problems among youth, and ensure that youth with such problems are referred to appropriate services.
  • Provide education to Hales Corners adults on positive coping skills, conflict resolution skills, and character development to become healthy and resilient.
  • Update and disseminate local mental health resources.
  • Promote and conduct support groups and programs.
  • Educate parents on normal child development and provide early intervention resources

Goals:

-The Hales Corners Health Department  will aid to decrease the percentage of Hales Corners community members who feel that violence is one of the Village’s top three issues

-The Hales Corners Health Department will provide educational materials to 25% of Hales Corners households regarding importance of building strong family relationships and resources for those residents involved in abusive relationships.

What community partners can do: 

  • Provide programs related to healthy relationships of all types.
  • Provide access to counseling for family relationship issues.
  • Provide support groups for individuals in violent relationships and for individuals exposed to domestic violence.
  • Build strong neighborhood relationships and encourage community coalitions.
  • Support community-building activities such as National Night Out.
  • Create resources for assistance and referral
  • Encourage social networking opportunities for parents.