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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Langlade County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal #1: Reduce substance abuse where public health, hospital and community partner intervention can have a positive impact.

Goal #2: Increase access to AODA services and programs in Langlade County

Objectives:

  • One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to decrease alcohol and drug abuse in Langlade County. 

Action Plan:

Develop an Education Series throughout Langlade County related to the following topics: 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Question Persuade Refer (QPR); Mindful Strengthening Families; Trauma Informed Care provided for parent, teachers and clinicians. Northwoods Healthy Families Early Childhood home visitation program- evidence based.
  • Teen peer issues provided for youth, elementary, middle school, high school kids on drug abuse & mental health.

Support the work of Action Alliance of Langlade County as it continues to research evidence based programs regarding substance abuse.

Mass media campaigns against underage drinking and binge drinking: Parents Who Host Lose the Most – evidence based.

Promote Pain Reductive programs- yoga, aquatic based program based options.

Media Campaign regarding substance abuse awareness through “In Plain Sight” presentations & Library displays, promote AODA officer presentations.

Goal: To increase awareness and knowledge for persons living in Langlade County of the positive personal health benefits to living healthy lifestyles.

Objective:

  • One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expand the programs that support healthy nutrition.
  • One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expand the programs that support physical activity and healthy lifestyle.

Action Plan:

  • Support the Food Pantries in the county to provide healthy food choices using the “my plate” model.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive community help guide regarding available resources, contacts and related community assets. The guide would be modeled after the similar 2-1-1 Assistance Guide which was developed for Marathon County.
  • Promote the Saturday Farmers’ market, McDougal’s CSA and Community Garden as opportunities for community members to take advantage of fresh produce throughout the growing season.
  • Continue the expansion and support of the WeekEnd Backpack Program (WEB). The WEB program provides students with easy to open, child friendly food for needy families to eat over the weekend expansion in Antigo, White Lake and Elcho.
  • Work with ADRC programming to increase offering of Living Well with Chronic Illness & Living Well with Diabetes.
  • Community Arts programming has a positive health equality impact
  • Implementation of the Strong Women Strong Bones Program an evidenced based strength training program for middle- aged and older women.
  • Encourage participation with 100 mile club and in other physical activity programming for youth and families.
  • Increase Healthy Ways walks, and other active physical opportunities.
  • Increase Work place Wellness initiatives among Langlade County employers.
  • Year around swimming lessons and classes at the Clara McKenna aquatic Center.
  • Yoga classes available for total body fitness.
  • A variety of trails are available in Antigo and throughout the County.

Goal #1: Reduce substance abuse where public health, hospital and community partner intervention can have a positive impact.

Goal #2: Increase access to AODA services and programs in Langlade County

Objectives:

  • One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to decrease alcohol and drug abuse in Langlade County. 

Action Plan:

Develop an Education Series throughout Langlade County related to the following topics: 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Question Persuade Refer (QPR); Mindful Strengthening Families; Trauma Informed Care provided for parent, teachers and clinicians. Northwoods Healthy Families Early Childhood home visitation program- evidence based.
  • Teen peer issues provided for youth, elementary, middle school, high school kids on drug abuse & mental health.

Support the work of Action Alliance of Langlade County as it continues to research evidence based programs regarding substance abuse.

Increase Naloxone access.

Promote Pain Reductive programs- yoga, aquatic based program based options.

Media Campaign regarding substance abuse awareness through “In Plain Sight” presentations & Library displays, promote AODA officer presentations.

Establish additional Controlled Substance Drop Box sites.

Media Campaign regarding the health risks to infant from environments where smoking is present.

Goal #1: Reduce substance abuse where public health, hospital and community partner intervention can have a positive impact.

Goal #2: Increase access to AODA services and programs in Langlade County

Objectives:

  • The % of pregnant women smoking during their pregnancy will be reduced by 7% in Langlade County.

Action Plan:

Develop an Education Series throughout Langlade County related to the following topics: 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Question Persuade Refer (QPR); Mindful Strengthening Families; Trauma Informed Care provided for parent, teachers and clinicians. Northwoods Healthy Families Early Childhood home visitation program- evidence based.
  • Teen peer issues provided for youth, elementary, middle school, high school kids on drug abuse & mental health.

Support the work of Action Alliance of Langlade County as it continues to research evidence based programs regarding substance abuse.

Promote First Breath smoking cessation program for pregnant women through referrals from Aspirus Health System, Health Department, WIC and Health First Clinics

Media Campaign regarding the health risks to infant from environments where smoking is present.

Goal: To increase access to healthcare services and health equity for people living in Langlade County who are economically or socially disadvantaged.

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded on to increase access to reliable transportation in Langlade County.

  • Support of Community Patient Transportation Project: Working to expand transportation resourced throughout Langlade County by collaborating with Red Robin Transit (Operated by Menominee Public Transit) to provide an additional on-Demand Service van to provide transportation throughout all of Langlade County Monday- Friday 6am-10pm and to provide two additional routed on the current intown bus route.
  • Explore new platforms of transportation such a Uber or Lyft as they become available.
  • Text-message based health interventions
  • Tele-mental Health with Behavior Health primary care integration care integration.
  • Promote affordable prescription medication options for residents of Langlade County.

Goal: To increase access to healthcare services and health equity for people living in Langlade County who are economically or socially disadvantaged.

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded on to increase health consideration during policy development to eliminate health disparities.

  • Promote mental health benefits legislation.
  • Trauma-Informed approaches to community health services.
  • Facilitate social connectedness and community engagement across the lifespan.
  • School nutrition policies.
  • Promote affordable prescription medication options for residents of Langlade County.

Goal: To increase awareness and knowledge for persons living in Langlade County of the positive personal health benefits to living healthy lifestyles.

Objective:

  • One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expand the programs that support healthy nutrition.
  • One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expand the programs that support physical activity and healthy lifestyle.

Action Plan:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive community help guide regarding available resources, contacts and related community assets. The guide would be modeled after the similar 2-1-1 Assistance Guide which was developed for Marathon County.
  • Work with ADRC programming to increase offering of Living Well with Chronic Illness & Living Well with Diabetes.
  • Community Arts programming has a positive health equality impact
  • Implementation of the Strong Women Strong Bones Program an evidenced based strength training program for middle- aged and older women.
  • Promote mental health benefits legislation.
  • Text-message based health interventions
  • Tele-mental Health with Behavior Health primary care integration care integration.

Develop an Education Series throughout Langlade County related to the following topics: 

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Question Persuade Refer (QPR); Mindful Strengthening Families; Trauma Informed Care provided for parent, teachers and clinicians. Northwoods Healthy Families Early Childhood home visitation program- evidence based.
  • Teen peer issues provided for youth, elementary, middle school, high school kids on drug abuse & mental health.