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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Oconto County Department of Health and Human Services

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce alcohol and drug abuse and related social and public health effects on Oconto County Residents.

Our Strategies:

  • Develop and implement two evidence based strategies in order to reduce AODA use.

 

Goal: Increase the percentage of Oconto County residents who eat healthy and are physically active.

Our Strategies:

  • Implement an environmental policy that supports increased physical activity for all ages.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing community-wide education campaign on healthy eating and active living.
  • Implement strategies that improve access to healthy, safe, and affordable foods for all residents.
  • Increase workplace wellness initiatives among Oconto County employers.

Goal: Reduce alcohol and drug abuse and related social and public health effects on Oconto County Residents.

Our Strategies:

  • Develop and implement two evidence based strategies in order to reduce AODA use.
  • Coordinate efforts between prescription drug abuse prevention partners.
  • Increase integration of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts between medical and behavioral care providers.

 

Goal: Improve the mental health of Oconto County residents by increasing access to mental health resources, providing education and decreasing the stigma of mental health issues.

Our Strategies: 

  • Create an Oconto County Mental Health Coalition and implement strategic and action plans.
  • Increase coordination between school districts related to mental health issues.
  • Increase mental health education and awareness of resources available to Oconto County residents.