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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Marinette County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in Marinette County

Objective: By December 31, 2023, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services for alcohol and drug misuse.

Possible Strategies:

  • Alcohol compliance checks
  • Community resource awareness
  • Life Skills in all Marinette County schools (grades 6-8)
  • Support jail education programming
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Strengthening Families Program (10-14 years old)

Goal: Healthy nutrition and active lifestyles

Objective: By December 31, 2023, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to contribute to residents’ nutrition and physical wellness.

Possible Strategies:

  • Safe routes to school
  • Public bikes
  • Rails-to-Trails
  • Promote healthy donations to food pantries
  • Soda-free policies
  • Affordable access to facilities offering physical activity
  • Compile list of local resources
  • Highlight worksite incentives for healthy behaviors
  • Find programs to offer healthy eating
  • Smarter Lunchroom Movement
  • Increase physical activity in schools
  • Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops
  • Senior fitness & exercise programs
  • Promote summer breakfast and lunch programs and participation in free/reduced school meals

Goal: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in Marinette County

Objective: By December 31, 2023, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services for alcohol and drug misuse.

Possible Strategies:

  • Prescription drug education for prescribers and patients
  • Naloxone education and distribution
  • Drug drop boxes
  • Community resource awareness
  • Life Skills in all Marinette County schools (grades 6-8)
  • Support jail education programming
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Strengthening Families Program (10-14 years old)

Goal: Improve mental health of Marinette County residents

Objective: By December 31, 2023, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to help increase and enhance mental health resources.

Possible Strategies:

  • Community mentorship programs - children through elderly
  • Mental health first aid
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainings
  • Develop a document with mental health resources
  • Trauma informed communities/Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Bullying prevention programs
  • Means restriction education—gun locks/medication drops
  • Enhance mental health resources
  • Mental Health Court