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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Lincoln County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Priority: Nutrition and Healthy Foods

Goal 1: Increase access to nutritious foods

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Nutrition Coalition will promote and implement 2 strategies to increase access to healthy foods for Lincoln County Students in school.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Nutrition Coalition will promote and implement 2 strategies to increase access to healthy foods for Lincoln County Community Members.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, the Nutrition Coalition will promote and implement 1 strategy to increase access to healthy foods for Lincoln County Worksites.

Goal 2: Improve nutrition- eating more nutritious foods and beverages choices

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Nutrition Coalition will promote and implement 2 strategies to improve Nutrition among Lincoln County Students in School.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Nutrition Coalition will promote and implement 2 strategies to improve Nutrition among Lincoln County Community Members.

Priority: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Goal 1: Increase preventative education and outreach that increases knowledge, strengthens families, builds life skills (coping, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.) and increase resilliency.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will publish 2 Lincoln County Youth Health Profiles that include Social Norms Survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from Merrill and Tomahawk School Districts.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 1 public awareness campaign annually in Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 2 community events in Lincoln County.

Objective 4: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 4 community trainings annually in Lincoln County.

Objective 5: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will provide Merrill and Tomahawk School Districts with 2 evidence based strategies to promote mental health and prevent substance abuse among youth.

Goal 2: Increase outreach/programming for those identified as high risk in the community.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 2 family-based education opportunities to identified families at higher risk in the community.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2019, the Coalition will develop a substance abuse and mental health resource guide and distribute throughout Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, there will be a 10% increase in number of inquiries to 211 from Lincoln County residents.

Goal 3: Become a community that supports recovery.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, Lincoln County will have 10 individuals trained and active as recovery coaches.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will pursue expansion of additional substance abuse and mental health support groups for individuals and their family members in Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will meet with elected officials (county board, city council, school boards) and legislators annually to discuss and advocate for policy change.

Goal 4: Merge the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition and the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition. 

Objective 1: By July 31, 2018, the Coalition will begin meeting quarterly.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2018, the Coalition will have name, mission statement and organizational structure.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2020, the Coalition will establish a marketing and branding presence in Lincoln County.

Priority: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Goal 1: Increase preventative education and outreach that increases knowledge, strengthens families, builds life skills (coping, decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, etc.) and increase resilliency.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will publish 2 Lincoln County Youth Health Profiles that include Social Norms Survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey data from Merrill and Tomahawk School Districts.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 1 public awareness campaign annually in Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 2 community events in Lincoln County.

Objective 4: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 4 community trainings annually in Lincoln County.

Objective 5: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will provide Merrill and Tomahawk School Districts with 2 evidence based strategies to promote mental health and prevent substance abuse among youth.

Goal 2: Increase outreach/programming for those identified as high risk in the community.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will implement 2 family-based education opportunities to identified families at higher risk in the community.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2019, the Coalition will develop a substance abuse and mental health resource guide and distribute throughout Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, there will be a 10% increase in number of inquiries to 211 from Lincoln County residents.

Goal 3: Become a community that supports recovery.

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, Lincoln County will have 10 individuals trained and active as recovery coaches.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will pursue expansion of additional substance abuse and mental health support groups for individuals and their family members in Lincoln County.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2023, the Coalition will meet with elected officials (county board, city council, school boards) and legislators annually to discuss and advocate for policy change.

Goal 4: Merge the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition and the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition. 

Objective 1: By July 31, 2018, the Coalition will begin meeting quarterly.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2018, the Coalition will have name, mission statement and organizational structure.

Objective 3: By December 31, 2020, the Coalition will establish a marketing and branding presence in Lincoln County.

Overarching Priority: Social Determinants and Health Equity

Goal 1: Advocate and support the development and implementation of programs and policies to reduce inequities in social determinants of health such as social, environmental conditions, economic, and in health outcomes. 

Objective 1: Increase efforts to pursue the implementation of a “Community Navigator HUB Model” in Lincoln County

  • Assess current resources provided to Lincoln County residents through a case management approach
  • Increase education on case management hub
  • Develop a plan to create a community navigator hub
  • Secure funds to implement a case management hub including a sustainability plan
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the community navigator hub

Objective 2: Increase Youth Mentoring – (Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kinship of Tomahawk, etc.)

  • Access current efforts in enhancing youth mentorship in Lincoln County
  • Advocate for comprehensive youth mentorship program that addresses current gaps
  • Advocate for resources to implement a youth mentorship program
  • Promote youth mentorship programs within HPLC partnership agencies

Priority: Oral (Dental) Health

Goal 1: Increase awareness, knowledge and oral/dental behaviors and their effects on ”whole body” health

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, Oral Health Coalition will promote and implement 4 evidence based strategies to increase awareness and knowledge of effect of dental behaviors for Lincoln County Residents.

Objective 2: By December 31, 2023, Oral Health Coalition will develop 4 partnerships with local Medical and Dental Clinics to Promote Development of Early/Continuing Positive Oral Health Behaviors.

Goal 2: Increase utilization of oral/dental health services and resources

Objective 1: By December 31, 2023, the Oral Health Coalition will promote and implement 3 evidence based strategies to increase usage of oral/dental resources for Lincoln County Residents.

Objective 2: By December 2023, the Oral Health Coalition will promote and recruit 2 partners to participate/support the Oral Coalition mission and goals.