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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Oneida County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal 1: Strengthen data on AODA in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties.

Objective: Two data collection tools will be identified and utilized biennially (every two years) on alcohol and other drug use throughout Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties

Strategy Examples

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
  • Tri-Ethnic Youth Survey
  • Community Surveys
  • Department of Aging data systems

Goal 2: Increase access to AODA services and programs in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties

Objective: Identify and share current AODA services and programs in each county and develop a plan to update at least annually

Strategy Examples 

  • Utilize 211
  • Explore apps
  • Create and maintain electronic database
  • Brochures, website, social media

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to address gaps in AODA services.

Strategy Examples

  • Standardized referral systems
  • Wellness courts
  • Prevention and management of alcohol problems in older adults
  • Wrap around services-drug endangered children, Coordinated Service Teams

Goal 3: Decrease alcohol and drug abuse in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Objective: Implement one policy to impact alcohol and drug use in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Social host ordinances
  • Public alcohol availability restrictions
  • Enforcement of underage drinking laws-alcohol compliance checks
  • School review of Human Growth and Development Curriculum per state statute

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to decrease alcohol and drug abuse in each sector.

Strategy Examples

  • Multi-component community interventions against alcohol impaired driving
  • Group-based parenting programs-building resiliency
  • Universal school-based programs: alcohol misuse and impaired driving

Goal 1: Evidence-based programming will be selected to promote chronic disease prevention and management.

Objective: Increase the number of evidence-based programs that support healthy nutrition throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties

Strategy Examples

  • Point of decision prompts
  • Break time for nursing mothers
  • Farm to school programs

Objective: Increase the number of evidence-based programs that support physical activity throughout Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties

Strategy Examples

  • Work-site wellness programs
  • Programming for older adults
  • Physical education minutes in schools

Goal 2: Built environments that support chronic disease prevention and management will be established.

Objective: One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to support physical activity throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Streetscape design
  • Bike and pedestrian master plans
  • Walking school bus

Objective: One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to support nutrition throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Community gardens (day-cares, schools, nursing homes and schools)
  • Farmers markets and stands
  • Health food initiatives in food banks

Goal 3: Policies that promote chronic disease prevention and management

Objective: Increase the number of policies that support improved nutrition.

Strategy Examples

  • Business for breastfeeding
  • Junk food tax
  • School nutrition policies

Objective: Increase the number of policies that support increased physical activity.

Strategy Examples

  • Worksite policies
  • Physical activity school policies
  • Zoning regulations for land use policies

Goal 1: Strengthen data on AODA in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties.

Objective: Two data collection tools will be identified and utilized biennially (every two years) on alcohol and other drug use throughout Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties

Strategy Examples

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
  • Tri-Ethnic Youth Survey
  • Community Surveys
  • Department of Aging data systems

Goal 2: Increase access to AODA services and programs in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties\

Objective: Identify and share current AODA services and programs in each county and develop a plan to update at least annually

Strategy Examples 

  • Utilize 211
  • Explore apps
  • Create and maintain electronic database
  • Brochures, website, social media

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to address gaps in AODA services.

Strategy Examples

  • Standardized referral systems
  • Wellness courts
  • Prevention and management of alcohol problems in older adults
  • Wrap around services-drug endangered children, Coordinated Service Teams

Goal 3: Decrease alcohol and drug abuse in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Objective: Implement one policy to impact alcohol and drug use in Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Social host ordinances
  • School review of Human Growth and Development Curriculum per state statute

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened or expanded upon to decrease alcohol and drug abuse in each sector.

Strategy Examples

  • Group-based parenting programs-building resiliency
  • Proper drug disposal programs

Goal 1: Evidence-based programming will be selected to promote chronic disease prevention and management.

Objective: Decrease tobacco use

Strategy Examples

  • First Breath
  • Policy development- OTP product placement
  • Street Smarts

Goal 1: Strengthen Data Collection

Objective: Identify two data collection tools to be utilized annually to assess access to care in Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties

Strategy Examples 

  • Create a local, primary data source
  • Work with local providers and health care facilities to establish indicators to assess access to care

Goal 2: Reduce the Barriers to Health Care Services

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to increase access to reliable transportation in the counties of Forest, Oneida and Vilas.

Strategy Examples

  • Encourage healthy community design
  • Increase access to affordable, public transportation

Goal 1: Increase Health Literacy

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to increase the dissemination or use of evidence-based health literacy practices and interventions.

Strategy Examples 

  • Strengthen partnerships with local libraries and other organizations in the community
  • Increase education of health literacy and warning signs of low health literacy with partners

Goal 2: Improve Health Considerations in Policy Development

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to increase health consideration during policy development to eliminate health disparities

Strategy Examples

  • Increase education on the social determinants of health and their effects on healt

Goal 1: Evidence-based programming will be selected to promote chronic disease prevention and management.

Objective: Decrease tobacco use

Strategy Examples

  • First Breath
  • Policy development- OTP product placement
  • Street Smarts

Objective: Increase the number of evidence-based programs that support healthy nutrition throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties

Strategy Examples

  • Point of decision prompts
  • Break time for nursing mothers
  • Farm to school programs

Objective: Increase the number of evidence-based programs that support physical activity throughout Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties

Strategy Examples

  • Work-site wellness programs
  • Programming for older adults
  • Physical education minutes in schools

Goal 2: Built environments that support chronic disease prevention and management will be established.

Objective: One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to support physical activity throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Streetscape design
  • Bike and pedestrian master plans
  • Walking school bus

Objective: One new or existing environmental strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to support nutrition throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples

  • Community gardens (day-cares, schools, nursing homes and schools)
  • Farmers markets and stands
  • Health food initiatives in food banks

Goal 3: Policies that promote chronic disease prevention and management

Objective: Increase the number of policies that support improved nutrition.

Strategy Examples

  • Business for breastfeeding
  • Junk food tax
  • School nutrition policies

Objective: Increase the number of policies that support increased physical activity.

Strategy Examples

  • Worksite policies
  • Physical activity school policies
  • Zoning regulations for land use policies

Goal 1: Strengthen data on mental health in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties

Objective: One data collection tool related to mental health will be identified and utilized throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties

Strategy Examples

  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • Department of Agind data systems
  • Community survey

Goal 2: Increase the number of mental health access points to expand the availability of mental health services to Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties.

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to expand the availability of mental health services throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

Strategy Examples 

  • Families and Schools Together- FAST
  • Facilitate social connectedness and community engagement across the lifespan
  • Mental health benefits legislation
  • Telemedicine
  • Behavioral health primary care integration

Goal 3: Decrease Suicide and Depression in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to expand the availability of mental health services throughout Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties.

  • Youth peer mentoring (sources of strength)
  • Trauma-informed approaches to community building
  • Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS)
  • Zero suicide

Goal: Reduce the Barriers to Health Care Services

Objective: One new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to increase access to reliable transportation in the counties of Forest, Oneida and Vilas.

Strategy Examples

  • Encourage healthy community design
  • Increase access to affordable, public transportation

Health Across the Lifespan

Goal: Implement strategies of the CHIP focusing on community members of all ages.

Objective: By December 31, 2020 one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded from each health priority area focusing on each group; youth, community, and the aging.

Strategy Examples

  • Increase communication with local community stakeholders, partners and members within each target age group to assess needs and access points
  • Monitor CHIP implementation strategies across all community coalitions and encourage communication across all coalitions