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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Hales Corners Health Department

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.