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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Jackson County Health & Human Services Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Increase the number of AODA providers accessible to Jackson County residents from the current one provider to at least two

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Education for parents and youth about consequences of substance use and strategies to prevent/quit
  • Create social marketing campaign related to dangers of substance use and abuse
  • Increase referrals to alcohol/tobacco/drug support groups that already exist in Jackson County
  • Increase awareness of legislative initiatives (HOPE legislation) related to drugs and alcohol

Goal:

Provide education and programming to enhance the health and well-being of the citizens of Jackson County.

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Two new community resources for nutrition education for families will be created
  • Create awareness and promote increased use of low cost or no cost active living options

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Utilize social marketing for healthy eating and active living media campaign
  • Increase the number of nutritional education programs for families including 5210 and Fit Families programming within Jackson County
  • Assess and support potential healthy option choices at local grocery & convenience stores
  • Create media campaign around free and accessible exercise options within the community and at home

Goal: Reduce misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Provide two educational events related to Narcan access and its appropriate use within two Jackson County communities
  • Increase the number of AODA providers accessible to Jackson County residents from the current one provider to at least two
  • Utilization of the PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) by all medical prescribers in Jackson County
  • Obtain data resources to create a baseline measurement of methamphetamine and heroin use and drug overdose deaths within Jackson County

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Education for parents and youth about consequences of substance use and strategies to prevent/quit
  • Create social marketing campaign related to dangers of substance use and abuse
  • Increase referrals to alcohol/tobacco/drug support groups that already exist in Jackson County
  • Increase awareness of legislative initiatives (HOPE legislation) related to drugs and alcohol

Goal: Reduce misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Increase the number of AODA providers accessible to Jackson County residents from the current one provider to at least two

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Education for parents and youth about consequences of substance use and strategies to prevent/quit
  • Increase outreach to expectant mothers through programs like First Breath and CO monitoring
  • Create social marketing campaign related to dangers of substance use and abuse
  • Increase referrals to alcohol/tobacco/drug support groups that already exist in Jackson County

Goals:

Increase access to behavioral health services within Jackson County

Increase resources for persons and their families needing long term care within Jackson County

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Development & implementation of a system wide policy/procedure for consistent screening & referral tools for behavioral health services
  • Increase behavioral health services within Jackson County by adding at least two additional service providers
  • Increase capacity for long term care of dementia and behavioral health/AODA clients
  • Increase coping and resiliency skills for Jackson County Youth by implementing evidence based programming
  • Increase transportation options by adding two additional services
  • Implement screenings for dementia/Alzheimer’s at primary care visits
  • Increase resources for caregivers and clients experiencing chronic disease
  • Increase the number of AODA providers accessible to Jackson County residents from the current one provider to at least two

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Work collaboratively with TFJCK, BRMH, schools, and law enforcement to create a streamlined referral and assessment tool for behavioral health services
  • Locate and contract with specialized transportation services that are available 24/7 within Jackson County
  • Assess the feasibility of a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jackson County for behavioral health services
  • Collaborate with area providers to increase behavioral health services within their institutions or through other new entities
  • Increase resources and access for mental health services

Goal:

Increase resources for persons and their families needing long term care within Jackson County

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Development & implementation of a system wide policy/procedure for consistent screening & referral tools for behavioral health service
  • Increase coping and resiliency skills for Jackson County Youth by implementing evidence based programming

Suggested Intervention Strategies: 

  • Work collaboratively with TFJCK, BRMH, schools, and law enforcement to create a streamlined referral and assessment tool for behavioral health services
  • Collaborate with area providers to increase behavioral health services within their institutions or through other new entities

Goal:

Provide education and programming to enhance the health and well-being of the citizens of Jackson County.

Reduce injuries and death from falls

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Create at least one support/education venue for those diagnosed with cancer/ cancer survivors
  • Create at least one support/education venue for those diagnosed with heart disease/diabetes
  • Fall prevention programming for senior populations will be implemented in two outlying communities
  • At least one local healthcare facility will implement a fall risk assessment tool within their practice
  • Assistive lifting devices will be readily available for use by local EMS personnel

Suggested Strategies:

  • Utilize social marketing for healthy eating and active living media campaign
  • Increase the number of nutritional education programs for families including 5210 and Fit Families programming within Jackson County
  • Assess and support potential healthy option choices at local grocery & convenience stores
  • Create media campaign around free and accessible exercise options within the community and at home
  • Create a cancer support group for persons diagnosed with cancer and their families
  • Implementation of a fall risk assessment tool by local health care providers and other agencies who work with seniors

Goal:

Increase access to behavioral health services within Jackson County

Reduce injuries and death from suicide

Outcome Objectives/Indicators:

  • Development & implementation of a system wide policy/procedure for consistent screening & referral tools for behavioral health services
  • Increase behavioral health services within Jackson County by adding at least two additional service providers
  • Increase capacity for long term care of dementia and behavioral health/AODA
  • At least two new behavioral health services will be added to Jackson County
  • At least two school districts in Jackson County will implement Mind Up or a similar evidence based curriculum
  • Evidence based resiliency programming will be provided within at least two Jackson County population groups

Suggested Intervention Strategies:

  • Work collaboratively with TFJCK, BRMH, schools, and law enforcement to create a streamlined referral and assessment tool for behavioral health services
  • Assess the feasibility of a Federally Qualified Health Center in Jackson County for behavioral health services
  • Collaborate with area providers to increase behavioral health services within their institutions or through other new entities
  • Increase resources and access for mental health services
  • Create increased community awareness for suicide signs and symptoms and response, particularly in males and elderly
  • Implement evidence based resiliency/coping skills curriculum within two local school districts