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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Public Health Madison & Dane County

Implementation Approaches

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 3.3: Prevent drug abuse and excessive alcohol use

  • Decrease the percentage of tobacco use among high school youth from 9.3% to 4.65% by December 31, 2020.
  • Increase the number of schools that have adopted e-cigarette policy language by December 31, 2020.
  • Build community capacity to reduce harm caused by drug abuse and excessive alcohol use by December 31, 2018.

Goal 2: Healthy Eating and Active Living - So the people of our community are more physically able to enjoy long, fulfilling lives

Strategy 2.1: Support and encourage healthy eating and active living in youth and early childhood

  • Conduct an assessment of HEAL needs and opportunities to identify priority geographic areas and/or populations by June 30, 2017.
  • Conduct assessment of existing Dane County school district policies and practices focused on healthy eating and active living by December 31, 2017.
  • Identify opportunities to improve coordination of support and services related to increasing breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity in at-risk populations by June 30, 2017.

Strategy 2.2: Encourage access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food options

  • Conduct an assessment of food resources, including retail, nontraditional and emergency food sources to inform future planning by December 31, 2016.
  • Identify barriers and develop strategies to improve participation across the different federal nutrition programs by June 30, 2017.
  • Implement FDA Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards to achieve food inspection uniformity and reduce foodborne illness risk factors in restaurants and food stores by December 31, 2019.

Strategy 2.3: Encourage community design and development that supports physical activity

  • Establish best practices and principles for PHMDC to support and encourage safe and accessible transportation options that promote physical activity for all users by December 31, 2017.
  • Incorporate considerations of health into selected city, town, and village planning processes to support active living by the December 31, 2019.

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 3.3: Prevent drug abuse and excessive alcohol use

  • Decrease the percentage of tobacco use among high school youth from 9.3% to 4.65% by December 31, 2020.
  • Increase the number of schools that have adopted e-cigarette policy language by December 31, 2020.
  • Build community capacity to reduce harm caused by drug abuse and excessive alcohol use by December 31, 2018.

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 3.3: Prevent drug abuse and excessive alcohol use

  • Decrease the percentage of tobacco use among high school youth from 9.3% to 4.65% by December 31, 2020.
  • Increase the number of schools that have adopted e-cigarette policy language by December 31, 2020.
  • Build community capacity to reduce harm caused by drug abuse and excessive alcohol use by December 31, 2018.

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 3.4: Improve access to comprehensive health care that is available, affordable, accessible, accommodating, and acceptable

  • Establish and implement a plan to assure public access to insurance assistance and health care navigation assistance by December 31, 2018.
  • Identify best practice and strategies for primary care alternative service delivery models to support improved access to care. (e.g., community health workers and community paramedicine) by December 31, 2020.
  • Adopt and promote policies and practices that create accessible, accommodating, acceptable and welcoming health care services at PHMDC by December 31, 2018.

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 3.2: Promote mental and emotional well-being

  • Conduct an internal assessment of mental and emotional well-being professional development needs within PHMDC and create a plan to address them by December 31, 2016. Implementation of the plan begins by December 31, 2017.
  • Conduct an assessment of community mental and emotional wellbeing by December 31, 2017 and create a plan to address priority issues with partners by December 31, 2018.

Goal 4: Healthy Places to Live, Learn, Work, and Play - So the physical environments in our community are healthy and safe

Strategy 4.2: Ensure safe and healthy drinking water

  • Create a healthy drinking water Population Health Profile and develop an action plan defining PHMDC’s role in safe and healthy drinking water by December 31, 2016.
  • Create a climate change Population Health Profile and develop an action plan defining PHMDC’s role by December 31, 2017.

Strategy 4.3: Support community infrastructure and land use policy to promote health

  • Solidify partnerships with agencies that govern land use policies, practices, and infrastructure development such as parks, planning, schools, and others by December 31, 2016.

Goal 4: Healthy Places to Live, Learn, Work, and Play - So the physical environments in our community are healthy and safe

Strategy 4.4: Support and encourage quality jobs and working conditions that promote health

  • Identify a clear role for PHMDC related to sick and parental leave policies by December 31, 2020

Goal 4: Healthy Places to Live, Learn, Work, and Play - So the physical environments in our community are healthy and safe

Strategy 4.1: Ensure healthy housing is available to everyone

  • Increase the number of smoke and aerosol (electronic smoking device) free multi-unit housing buildings implemented with the Clear Gains program from 25 to 35 by December 31, 2020.
  • Increase the number of municipal policies that include electronic smoking devices from two to five by December 31, 2020.
  • Identify a clear role for PHMDC related to healthy housing by December 31, 2017.
  • Eliminate all steel tanks as components of private onsite wastewater treatment systems (POWTS) to protect water quality by December 31, 2019.
  • Establish and implement monitoring procedures for private onsite wastewater treatment systems (POWTS) requiring maintenance more frequently than once every three years by December 31, 2019.

Goal 1: Healthy Beginnings - So children born in our community get off to a healthy and safe start

Strategy 1.1: Ensure everyone has the ability to choose if and when to get pregnant

  • Develop a coalition by the end of 2017 that develops an action plan to improve sexual and reproductive health by December 31, 2018.
  • Define role and structure of an internal Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Team and develop and begin implementation on an action plan based on SRH Team recommendations by December 31, 2016.

Strategy 1.2: Support evidence-based programs and policies for infants, children, and their caregivers

  • Develop and begin implementation of a plan for Prenatal Care Coordination Program evaluation recommendations by December 31, 2016.
  • Increase Nurse Family Partnership Program enrollment to 55% of eligible referrals by December 31, 2016.
  • Increase the number of participants enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership Program before the 16th week of pregnancy to 50% of total enrollment by December 31, 2016.
  • Develop a plan for a Community Advisory Board to support maternal and child health activities within PHMDC and Dane County by the December 31, 2016, with implementation to begin by June 30, 2017.

Strategy 1.3: Ensure women have optimal health before and in between pregnancy to improve birth outcomes

  • Improving the overall health and well-being of women from childhood throughout adulthood requires using strategies from other Strategic Plan goals. Examples include: community design that supports physical activity, access to healthy housing and nutritious foods, supporting mental well being, reduced harm caused by alcohol and drug use.

Goal 3: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies - So the people in our community are free from injury, trauma, and disease

Strategy 1: Minimize the impact and incidence of infectious disease

  • Increase the percentage of 13 year olds who have received the full HPV series (3HPV) from 26% to 50% by December 31, 2019.
  • Decrease rates of sexually transmitted infections by 3% by December 31, 2019.
  • Develop a plan to address diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks by December 31, 2016.