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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Kenosha County Division of Health

Implementation Approaches

2020 Goals: 

-Promote the responsible use of alcohol.

Impact Objectives: 

  • Reduce binge and heavy drinking in colleges.
  • Increase the number of community organizations, employers, and institutions that promote responsible use of alcohol for sponsored gatherings or events.
  • Reduce the incidence of binge drinking in Kenosha County.

2020 Goals: 

-Promote the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition.

-Promote physical activity and healthy food choices for youth

Impact Objectives: 

  • Increase the number of families engaging in physical activity together.
  • Increase the number of restaurants/school cafeterias offering/promoting healthy food choices.
  • Reduce the number of hospitalizations related to opiate use.

2020 Goals:

-Promote a healthy reproductive system.

Impact Objectives:

  • Increase reproductive health education and awareness.
  • Decrease the number of adults who report tobacco use.

2020 Goals: 

-Reduce premature deaths in Kenosha County.

-Improve Kenosha County immunization rate for children 2 years and younger.

-Improve the Kenosha County infant mortality rate among the African American population.

-Ensure all Kenosha County residents have access to a primary care provider.

Impact Objectives:

  • Improve access to primary care providers for residents who live below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • Strengthen the linkage and referral system between social service and health care agencies.
  • Increase delivery of culturally competent services.
  • Increase the diversity of the mental health/AODA workforce.

  • Provide culturally diverse programs, services

  • Increase implementation of the current National Institute (NIH) of Health asthma guidelines for optimal diagnosis and management of asthma by all health care providers.
  • Reduce or control environmental factors associated with asthma.
  • Increase asthma education consistent with the current NIH asthma guidelines.
  • Dementia Friendly Community Training

2020 Goal: Reduce the number injuries and deaths related to falls.

Impact Objectives:

  • Increase activity programs to decrease falls in the elderly population.

2020 Goals: 

-Individuals served by Kenosha County’s mental health and substance abuse programs will reflect the diversity of the community.

-Quality of life will be improved for persons with mental illness.

-Kenosha County residents will have a greater understanding of mental illness and where they can go for assistance.

Impact Objectives:

  • Increase the diversity of the mental health/AODA workforce.
  • Reduce stigma of mental illness in the community.
  • Increase options for housing, treatment and employment for persons with mental illness and substance abuse addiction
  • Provide culturally diverse programs, services.
  • Increase screening for risk of depression and substance abuse issues.

2020 Goals: 

-Reduce access to lethal means.

-Reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to motor vehicle crashes.

-Reduce the number injuries and deaths related to falls.

Impact Objectives:

  • Increase use of cable gun locks.
  • Increase community education on means restriction.
  • Increase the use of child passenger safety seats and seat belts.
  • Increase activity programs to decrease falls in the elderly population.
  • Increase mental health community resources.
  • Improve high school graduation rate.
  • Increase options for housing, treatment and employment for persons with mental illness and substance abuse addiction
  • Decrease the number of children in poverty.

2020 Goals: 

-Improve air quality.

Impact Objectives:

  • Increase implementation of the current National Institute (NIH) of Health asthma guidelines for optimal diagnosis and management of asthma by all health care providers.
  • Reduce or control environmental factors associated with asthma.
  • Increase asthma education consistent with the current NIH asthma guidelines.
  • Increase options for housing, treatment and employment for persons with mental illness and substance abuse addiction