Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Marinette County Health Department

2500 Hall Avenue, Suite C
Marinette, WI 54143-1604
Marinette County
Local Health Department Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan
Time Frame: 2013-2018

Implementation Approaches

Goal: There will be coordinated and strengthened efforts at connecting people with resources and healthy alternatives for prevention and early intervention of alcohol and other drug abuse in Marinette County.

-Objective 1: By December 2018, Healthy Youth Coalition members will provide evidence based programming in 2 Marinette County school districts using the consistent and integrated tools for prevention contained in the All Stars Junior Curriculum.

  • Maintain at least one “All Star” certified teacher in the Public Health department.
  • Continue to maintain active Healthy Youth Coalition membership.
  • Identify and recruit key community members to further the prevention goals of Healthy Youth Coalition.
  • Maintain at least one Child Death Review Team member in the Public Health Department.

-Objective 2: By December 2018, the Child Death Review Team of Marinette County will maintain quarterly meetings to address child and infant deaths, including those that involve alcohol and other drug abuse factors.

  • Assess each death for AODA related risk factors.
  • Maintain membership with AODA expertise.
  • Maintain at least one CDR team member from the Public Health Department.
  • Develop community based prevention activities based on CDR data.

-Objective 3: Annually, a yearly report of activities to strengthen AODA prevention and early intervention services in Marinette County and the activity outcomes will be compiled and distributed.

Goal: There will be coordinated and strengthened efforts at connecting Marinette County families to physical activity opportunities.

-Objective 1: By December 2018, Marinette County will have 5 elementary schools participate in national Walk or Bike to School Day.

  • Conduct caregiver/parent surveys assessing perceptions about walking and biking to school at 5 Marinette County elementary schools.
  • Present survey results to school decision makers and community members to create awareness about physical activity opportunities including walking or biking to school.
  • Develop relationships with community promoters to create awareness and enthusiasm regarding International Walk and Bike to School Day.
  • Develop partnerships with safety minded advocates to promote a safe environment for International Walk and Bike to School Day.

-Objective 2: By December 2018, Community Wellness Partnership members will gain support from local decision makers for built environments conducive to physical activity.

  • CWP members will have a presence at City Planning meetings.
  • Assess walkability of neighborhoods and present information to local decision makers.
  • Participate in training related to media advocacy, grassroots organizing and policy change skills.

-Objective 3: By December 2018, Community Wellness Partnership will maintain quarterly meetings to address physical activity and overall healthy lifestyles of Marinette County residents.

  • Maintain membership with a variety of disciplines invested in healthy lifestyles.
  • Maintain a strong Public Health presence in Community Wellness Partnership workplan activities.
  • Develop community based activities in accordance with Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 goals.

-Objective 4: Annually a report of activities to strengthen physical activity opportunities in Marinette County and the activity outcomes will be compiled and distributed.

Goal: There will be coordinated and strengthened efforts at connecting people with resources and healthy alternatives for prevention and early intervention of alcohol and other drug abuse in Marinette County.

-Objective 1: By December 2018, Healthy Youth Coalition members will provide evidence based programming in 2 Marinette County school districts using the consistent and integrated tools for prevention contained in the All Stars Junior Curriculum.

  • Maintain at least one “All Star” certified teacher in the Public Health department.
  • Continue to maintain active Healthy Youth Coalition membership.
  • Identify and recruit key community members to further the prevention goals of Healthy Youth Coalition.
  • Maintain at least one Child Death Review Team member in the Public Health Department.

-Objective 2: By December 2018, the Child Death Review Team of Marinette County will maintain quarterly meetings to address child and infant deaths, including those that involve alcohol and other drug abuse factors.

  • Assess each death for AODA related risk factors.
  • Maintain membership with AODA expertise.
  • Maintain at least one CDR team member from the Public Health Department.
  • Develop community based prevention activities based on CDR data.

-Objective 3: By December 2018, LifePoint Needle Exchange Program information will be available at 2 additional new locations in Marinette County.

  • Incorporate education of LifePoint Program with Hepatitis C patients.
  • Provide education of LifePoint Program through area clinics.

-Objective 4: By December 2018, community stakeholders involved in the Opiate Abuse Task Force will sustain AODA prevention efforts.

  • Conduct AODA education classes two times a year for affected individuals and families through Health and Human Services.
  • Secure funding for current evidence based prevention efforts in the community.
  • Identify gaps in programming and services.

-Objective 5: Annually, a yearly report of activities to strengthen AODA prevention and early intervention services in Marinette County and the activity outcomes will be compiled and distributed.

- By December 2018, Marinette County residents will have increased access to mental health services.

  • Provide information on Affordable Care Act and referral to the health care marketplace.
  • Develop relationships with others involved in Affordable Care Act activities
  • Promote Parenting Resources
  • Strengthen relationships with established organizations that support mental health

Goal: There will be increased community awareness of mental health support options in Marinette County.

-Objective 1: By December 2018, Marinette County will increase screening for mental health concerns in Public Health Programming.

  • Screen for perinatal and postpartum depression with Prenatal Care Coordination participants.
  • Maintain current screening process as per Women, Infant, Children Program Guidelines, for WIC participants and have available local support resources on site.

-Objective 2: By December 2018, Marinette County communities will demonstrate increased awareness regarding mental health across the lifespan through use of the LifeCourse Model as an educational supportive framework in Public Health programming.

  • Continue participation in Healthy Youth Coalition Activities
  • Align with Safe Kids Coalition for the prevention of unintentional injury (ie: brain injury, poisoning, drowning, fire safety etc)
  • Conduct outreach at community events
  • Educate on mental health topics

-Objective 3: By December 2018, Marinette County residents will have increased access to mental health services.

  • Provide information on Affordable Care Act and referral to the health care marketplace.
  • Develop relationships with others involved in Affordable Care Act activities
  • Promote Parenting Resources
  • Strengthen relationships with established organizations that support mental health

-Objective 4: Annually a report of activities to increase community awareness of mental health support options and the activity outcomes will be compiled and distributed