Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Iowa County Health Department

303 W Chapel Street, Suite 2200
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Iowa County
Local Health Department Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan
Time Frame: 2014-2017

Implementation Approaches

Objectives:Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention 

  • Facilitate the implementation of school-based programs aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug use and impaired driving.
  • Work closely with the Iowa County OWI program in providing education to offenders and area partners.
  • Promote alcohol-free community events.
  • Promote community education about substance abuse and advertise community AODA resources.

Objectives: Promoting physical activity and nutrition

  • The Iowa County Health Department will collaborate with UW Extension, Upland Hills Health and other partners to continue to provide wellness programs in the workplace, for the elderly, and in our schools.
  • Healthy Iowa County Initiative will promote projects and programs that will offer our communities the tools and resources needed to engage in physical activities and healthy nutrition.
  • To address nutrition and sedentary behavior related issues, Upland Hills Health will utilize “Community Links” Seminars. These are free programs regarding nutrition education which will be offered to the public.

Objectives:Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention 

  • Facilitate the implementation of school-based programs aimed at reducing alcohol and other drug use and impaired driving.
  • Work closely with the Iowa County OWI program in providing education to offenders and area partners.
  • Promote community education about substance abuse and advertise community AODA resources.

Objectives: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services 

  • Upland Hills Health is working with SSM of Wisconsin to institute a tele-mental health program which will provide remote access to mental health programs. Upland Hills Health has been investigating this system and is utilizing the consultation of SSM of Wisconsin to best determine the implementation of this program.
  • Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) is also looking for opportunities for tele-health services in surrounding counties to increase access to mental health care.
  • Promote community education about substance abuse and advertise community AODA resources.
  • Promote screening tools for area providers and encourage discussion and awareness to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.

Objectives: Increasing Access to Mental Health Services 

  • Upland Hills Health is working with SSM of Wisconsin to institute a tele-mental health program which will provide remote access to mental health programs. Upland Hills Health has been investigating this system and is utilizing the consultation of SSM of Wisconsin to best determine the implementation of this program.
  • Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) is also looking for opportunities for tele-health services in surrounding counties to increase access to mental health care.
  • Promote community education about substance abuse and advertise community AODA resources.
  • Promote screening tools for area providers and encourage discussion and awareness to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness.