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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Marquette County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in CWHP Counties.

Objective: At least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services.

Possible Strategies:

  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to treatment)
  • Responsible beverage server training
  • Alcohol access restrictions in public places

Goal: Increase and promote factors that support healthy growth and development.

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to promote healthy growth and development.

Possible Strategies: 

  • Community gardens
  • Breastfeeding promotion programs
  • K-12 and Childcare center nutrition and physical activity policies
  • FoodWise program

Goal: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in CWHP Counties.

Objective: At least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services.

Possible Strategies:

  • Drug court
  • Prescription drug monitoring program
  • Naloxone education and distribution
  • Drug drop boxes
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to treatment)

Goal: Improve mental health and decrease suicide rates in CWHP counties.

Objective: At least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to help increase and enhance mental health protective factors.

Possible strategies:

  • Community mentorship programs
  • Mental health first aid
  • Coping skills training
  • Telemental health services
  • Trauma informed communities
  • Bullying prevention programs
  • Means restriction education

Healthy Growth and Development

Goal: Increase and promote factors that support healthy growth and development.

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to promote healthy growth and development.

Possible Strategies: 

  • Healthy child development policies
  • Community gardens
  • Breastfeeding promotion programs
  • Developmental screenings of infants and children
  • K-12 and Childcare center nutrition and physical activity policies
  • FoodWise program