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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Manitowoc County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

The Community Health Improvement Objectives will be: By 2020, reduce unhealthy and risky alcohol and other drug use by changing attitudes, knowledge, and policies, and by supporting services for prevention, screening, intervention, treatment and recovery.

  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of youth reporting the use of alcohol, tobacco or unprescribed drugs under age 15.
  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of high school students admitting to tobacco, alcohol or drug use in the previous 30 days.
  • Reduce to 10% the number of high school students that report engaging in binge drinking

The Community Health Improvement objective will be: By 2020, Manitowoc County residents will improve health, fitness, and quality of life and reduce chronic disease through daily physical activity and the consumption of healthful diets.

  • By 2020, 53% of adults will report engaging in moderate or vigorous physical activity for 60 minutes daily, five days per week.
  • By 2020, 53% of high school students will report being physically active five or more days per week for at least 60 minutes daily.
  • By 2020, 50% of the food vendors at Farmer’s Markets in Manitowoc County will accept Food Share(Food Stamp) payment using Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.
  • By 2020, 25% percent of high school students will report eating two or more servings of fruit daily.
  • By 2020, 20% of high school students will report eating two or more servings of vegetables daily.
  • By 2020, 70% of adults will report eating two or more fruits per day.
  • By 2020, 30% of adults will report eating three or more vegetables per day.
  • By 2020, Healthiest Manitowoc County in partnership with Manitowoc County Employers will achieve Well County designation from the Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA).

The Community Health Improvement Objectives will be: By 2020, reduce unhealthy and risky alcohol and other drug use by changing attitudes, knowledge, and policies, and by supporting services for prevention, screening, intervention, treatment and recovery.

  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of youth reporting the use of alcohol, tobacco or unprescribed drugs under age 15.
  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of high school students admitting to tobacco, alcohol or drug use in the previous 30 days.

The Community Health Improvement Objectives will be: By 2020, reduce tobacco use by changing policies and by supporting services for prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment.

  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of youth reporting the use of alcohol, tobacco or unprescribed drugs under age 15.
  • By 2020, there will be a decrease in the percentage of high school students admitting to tobacco, alcohol or drug use in the previous 30 days.
  • By 2020, 85% of Manitowoc County adults will be non-smokers.

The Community Health Improvement Objective will be: By 2020, assure all residents have affordable access to comprehensive, patientcentered health services that are safe, effective, affordable, timely, coordinated, and navigable

  • By 2020, 85% of adults will report that they have a primary health care provider.

Healthiest Manitowoc County 2020 has formed a new community health improvement committee, Access to Health Care. Based on the assessment information, the first task of the committee is to determine the feasibility of opening a federally qualified health center in Manitowoc County, either independently or in partnership with Sheboygan County.

The Community Health Improvement objective will be: By 2020, improve mental health through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services.

  • By January 2013, the Mental Health Task Force will be mobilized and a 2020 plan will be in place that includes measurable outcomes.

Oral Health (Access):

The Community Health Improvement objective will be: By 2020, assure access to ongoing oral health education and comprehensive prevention, screening and early intervention, and treatment of dental disease in order to promote healthy behaviors and improve and maintain oral health.

  • By 2020, 75% of Manitowoc County adults will have seen a dentist in the last year.
  • By 2020, 30% of Medicaid (Badger Care) recipients will receive dental care in a year.

The Community Health Improvement objective will be: By 2020, improve mental health through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services.

  • By January 2013, the Mental Health Task Force will be mobilized and a 2020 plan will be in place that includes measurable outcomes.

Injury Prevention:

The Community Health Improvement objective will be: By 2020, reduce the leading causes of injury (falls, motor vehicle crashes, suicide/selfharm, and poisoning) through policies and programs that create safe environments and practices.

  • By 2020, reduce the death rate from injuries to 60/100,000.
  • By 2020, reduce the death rate from falls to 25/100,000.