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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Kewaunee County Public Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Kewaunee County will reduce alcohol and drug related abuse in its residents.

-Objective: Increase awareness of the consequences of alcohol and drug use / abuse in youth and adults. Educate community members of these consequences.

-Strategies: 

  • Work with youth in the Kewaunee School District to continue mentoring of middle school students by high school students through Kewaunee County Human Services.
  • Continue partnership with Kewaunee County Human Services for CST (Community Support Team) program.
  • Offer educational sessions to AODA participants regarding healthy lifestyle / nutrition.
  • Work with area school districts to find needed AODA services for youth in their districts.
  • Partner with area schools on anti-alcohol/drug use of teens.
  • Continue to promote “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” program.
  • Provide area school districts with positive messages for students regarding staying sober during homecoming and prom festivities.

Goal: Kewaunee County will increase the amount of residents who eat healthy and are physically active.

-Objective: Increase community awareness and use of existing nutrition and activity programs throughout the county.

-Strategies: 

  • Reach out to community partners to establish a list of monthly resources for physical activity and nutrition within Kewaunee County.
  • Distribute the monthly activity and nutrition events calendar to local schools, daycares, clinics, libraries, and churches.
  • Increase awareness of the availability of school district facilities open to the public at no cost.
  • Participate in and support the BLISS organization (Breastfeeding Local Initiative Support System) which is a county-wide breastfeeding initiative based in Algoma.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to adults who participate in county blood pressure clinics.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to clients who participate in adult immunization and flu clinics.
  • Share diet and exercise information to our partners in the ADRC of the Lakeshore for distribution to their clients.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to individuals participating in the Kewaunee County Adult Health Fair and National Night Out.

Goal: Kewaunee County will offer nutrition support to residents struggling with chronic disease.

-Objective: Focus on modifying behaviors associated with chronic disease management through diet.

-Strategies:

  • Challenge county employees to a “Biggest Loser” challenge to encourage improved overall nutrition choices.
  • Encourage all employees of Kewaunee County to make overall better diet choices.
  • Encourage all employees of Kewaunee County to choose an active life style and role model this life style with their families and friends.
  • Encourage other businesses, school districts, or community partners to begin their own health challenge within their organization.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to adults who participate in county blood pressure clinics.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to clients who participate in adult immunization and flu clinics.
  • Share diet and exercise information to our partners in the ADRC of the Lakeshore for distribution to their clients.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to individuals participating in the Kewaunee County Adult Health Fair and National Night Out.

Goal: Kewaunee County will offer physical activity support to residents struggling with chronic disease.

-Objective: Focus on modifying behaviors associated with chronic disease management through exercise.

-Strategies: 

  • Increase awareness of Strong Bones classes offered through UW Extension
  • Increase awareness of Gentle Plus Exercise classes offered in the Luxemburg Community
  • Challenge county employees to a “Biggest Loser” challenge to encourage improved physical activity.
  • Share physical activity resources with our partners at ADRC of the Lakeshore to distribute among their clients.
  • Share physical activity resources with our medical provider partners to distribute among their clients

Goal: Kewaunee County partners including Human Services, Law Enforcement, Schools, Public Health, Probation and Parole, and Corp Counsel will work together to collaboratively intervene on behalf of children who have been exposed to drug-endangered environments or are unsafe in their environments.

-Objective: Formulate a county-wide Drug Endangered Child (DEC) / Endangered Child Program by the start of the school year 2016-2017.

-Strategies: 

  • Meet with both public school districts and parochial schools to explain the program and gain school buy-in.
  • Write a memorandum of understanding and protocol for the formation of the Drug Endangered Child program.
  • Write an agency specific procedure for the Drug Endangered Child program.
  • Track the number of DEC related services provided through Kewaunee County schools.

Goal: Kewaunee County will encourage appropriate methods of disposal for prescription medications.

-Objective: Increase awareness of the county drug disposal program.

-Strategies:

  • Add county drug disposal information to the Kewaunee County Public Health Department website and newsletter.
  • Use the Kewaunee County Public Health Facebook page for outreach of the county drug disposal program.
  • Share resources regarding the county drug disposal program with county medical providers during annual visits.
  • Partner with Kewaunee County Law Enforcement and Kewaunee County Emergency Management to have at least two drug collection days.
  • Sharp disposal services will be available at the Public Health Department. New sharps containers will be made available for sale at the health department office.

Goal: Kewaunee County will reduce alcohol and drug related abuse in its residents.

-Objective: Increase awareness of the consequences of alcohol and drug use / abuse in youth and adults. Educate community members of these consequences.

-Strategies: 

  • Work with youth in the Kewaunee School District to continue mentoring of middle school students by high school students through Kewaunee County Human Services.
  • Continue partnership with Kewaunee County Human Services for CST (Community Support Team) program.
  • Offer educational sessions to AODA participants regarding healthy lifestyle / nutrition.
  • Work with area school districts to find needed AODA services for youth in their districts.
  • Partner with area schools on anti-alcohol/drug use of teens.
  • Continue to promote “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” program.
  • Provide area school districts with positive messages for students regarding staying sober during homecoming and prom festivities.

Goal: Kewaunee County medical providers and residents will have an increased awareness of dementia related resources and services for both individuals experiencing the disease and for their caregivers.

-Objective: Increase awareness of dementia related resources within the county

-Strategies: 

  • Partner with the ADRC of the lakeshore to reach out to clinics regarding dementia care resources within Kewaunee County
  • Educate clinics, CBRF’s and long term care facilities regarding the types of dementia and how to deal with dementia patients.
  • Make clinics aware of caregiver resources available in Kewaunee County

Goal: Kewaunee County medical providers and businesses will have an increased awareness of the types of dementia and how to identify people who may be experiences various levels of dementia.

-Objective: Increase community awareness of dementia and how to help individuals you encounter within the community who have dementia.

-Strategies:

  • Partners will offer dementia workshops to area business who may encounter individuals experiencing dementia.
  • Partners will offer dementia workshops to area CBRF’s and long term care facilities who deal with patients and families living with dementia.

Goal: Kewaunee County medical providers and residents will have an increased awareness of dementia related resources and services for both individuals experiencing the disease and for their caregivers.

-Objective: Increase resources available to caregivers of individuals with chronic conditions

-Strategies: 

  • Partner with ADRC of the Lakeshore to create a dementia resource guide specific for Kewaunee County.
  • Distribute the Kewaunee County specific resource guide to all medical providers, long term care facilities, CBRF’s and care giver services in Kewaunee County.
  • Work with the staff of ADRC of the Lakeshore to ensure a better understanding of the resources available within Kewaunee County.
  • Distribute dementia resources through public health programming including monthly blood pressure clinics, adult immunization clinics, flu clinics, adult health fairs, and waiting room resource boards.
  • Share dementia resources through Kewaunee County Public Health website, and Kewaunee County Public Health Facebook page.

Goal: Kewaunee County will offer nutrition support to residents struggling with chronic disease.

-Objective: Focus on modifying behaviors associated with chronic disease management through diet.

-Strategies:

  • Challenge county employees to a “Biggest Loser” challenge to encourage improved overall nutrition choices.
  • Encourage all employees of Kewaunee County to make overall better diet choices.
  • Encourage all employees of Kewaunee County to choose an active life style and role model this life style with their families and friends.
  • Encourage other businesses, school districts, or community partners to begin their own health challenge within their organization.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to adults who participate in county blood pressure clinics.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to clients who participate in adult immunization and flu clinics.
  • Share diet and exercise information to our partners in the ADRC of the Lakeshore for distribution to their clients.
  • Distribute diet and exercise information to individuals participating in the Kewaunee County Adult Health Fair and National Night Out.

Goal: Kewaunee County will offer physical activity support to residents struggling with chronic disease.

-Objective: Focus on modifying behaviors associated with chronic disease management through exercise.

-Strategies: 

  • Increase awareness of Strong Bones classes offered through UW Extension
  • Increase awareness of Gentle Plus Exercise classes offered in the Luxemburg Community
  • Challenge county employees to a “Biggest Loser” challenge to encourage improved physical activity.
  • Share physical activity resources with our partners at ADRC of the Lakeshore to distribute among their clients.
  • Share physical activity resources with our medical provider partners to distribute among their clients

Objective: Provide medication management to county mental health clients through Kewaunee County Human Services. Increase outreach to behavioral health clients in regard to crisis triggers

Strategies:

  • Educate all behavioral health clients seen within the Kewaunee County Behavioral Health Clinic of the need to call for prescription drug refills at least one week prior to running out of medication.
  • Educate all behavioral health clients seen within the Kewaunee County Behavioral Health Clinic of heat related effects of medications
  • Educate all behavioral health clients seen within the Kewaunee County Behavioral Health Clinic on the effects of seasonal affect disorder
  • Kewaunee County Public Health Department will screen all PNCC clients for postpartum depression with the use of the Edinburgh Depression Screening tool.
  • Will teach all pregnant women seen through public health about post-partum depression.
  • Will include articles on mental health wellness on the public health Facebook page and in the health department newsletter.
  • Will maintain a log for all medications check in/out of the Behavioral Health Unit.
  • Staff will attend all trainings offered on medication management though the Behavioral Health Unit.