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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department-Ozaukee County

Implementation Approaches

Goal 1: Reduce initiation age of alcohol consumption.

  • (YRBS-survey data)-2, countywide

Goal 2: Reduce binge drinking.

  • By January 2016, INVEST and the alcohol committee will outreach to three festivals to discuss practices to improve the alcohol environment
  • By January 2016, INVEST and the alcohol committee will complete alcohol outlet density map.
  • By December 2016, INVEST and the alcohol committee will participate in five community events to promote safe alcohol practices.
  • By December 2016, INVEST and the alcohol committee will assist in the implementation of at least two festival policies related to alcohol.
  • By December 2016, INVEST and the alcohol committee will meet with all municipalities about alcohol prevention.
  • By January 2017, INVEST and the alcohol committee will participate in five community events to promote safe alcohol practices.
  • By January 2017, INVEST and the alcohol committee will implement at least two additional festival policies related to alcohol.
  • By January 2017, INVEST and the alcohol committee will develop alcohol task forces in at least three communities.
  • By January 2018, INVEST and the alcohol committee will develop a community alcohol action plan for at least three communities.

Goal 1: (Breastfeeding) Improve local support for breastfeeding friendly environments

  • Quarterly, breastfeeding committee members will meet in partnership with Washington County to continue communication for breastfeeding support, access, and resources.
  • Annually-the first week of August, breastfeeding committee members will participate in community awareness Breastfeeding Celebration.
  • By 2015, breastfeeding committee members will create a local Ozaukee County breastfeeding support resource list for new moms in Ozaukee County.
  • By 2016, breastfeeding committee members will outreach to 50% Certified/Licensed child care centers in Ozaukee County to become breastfeeding friendly.
  • By 2017, breastfeeding committee members will outreach to Ozaukee County worksites to offer lactation support services.
  • By 2018, the Ozaukee County public health department will complete the 10 Steps to Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department.

Goal 2: (Nutrition) Strengthen farm to school programming that bring local fruits and vegetables to schools increase local fruit and vegetable consumption

  • By July 2015, the farm to school committee members will discuss F2S outreach strategies.
  • By Fall 2016, the farm to school committee will reach out to all Ozaukee County schools and create Farm to School task forces at interested schools.
  • Monthly, the farm to school committee will reach out and maintain communication with all participating local grocery stores to highlight farm to school veggie of the month.

Goal 3: (Physical Activity) Improve the physical environments that enable physical activity

  • By 2015, the action committee will discuss strategies on how to highlight and raise awareness of the physical activity events and assets available in Ozaukee County.
  • By 2016, the action committee will increase the number of Active Community Environment groups in Ozaukee County to two groups.
  • By 2018, the action committee will increase the number of Active Community Environment groups in Ozaukee County to three groups.
  • Monthly, Active Community Environment groups will meet to continue communication and planning for active physical environment improvements.

Goal 1: Reduce incidence (rate of new cases over a period of time) and prevalence of problematic opiate/heroin use and dependence.

Goal 2: Educate citizens about the resources available to prevent and treat addiction.

Goal 3: Provide parents with education and resources about risk factors leading to youth drug use and addiction, drug use prevention recognition and interventions.

Goal 4: Support treatment options and seek out programs to help addicts and their families improve outcomes.

Goal 5: Provide medication drop boxes throughout the county, along with two medication take back days and increasing awareness of prescription drug misuse.

Goal 6: Reduce drug-related crime in the community through public education and law enforcement.

Goal 7: Increase the number of sober living houses in the county.

The tobacco prevention work is in partnership with Tobacco-Free Suburban Milwaukee & Ozaukee Counties. The following reflect the goals of the Tobacco Control Program for Ozaukee County, supported by INVEST and community partners.

Goal 1: Prevent tobacco use initiation.

Goal 2: Increase awareness of the youth marketing and general use of Other Tobacco Products (OTPs), including the emergence of Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes).

Goal 3: Eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, and advocate for policies that restrict e-cigarette use and exposure.

Goal 4: Increase and promote smoke-free housing alternatives.

Goal 5: Promote tobacco use cessation.

Goal 6: Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities

Goal 3: Improve access to mental health resources among the residents of Ozaukee County.

  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will review the 2015 SHOW (Survey of the Health of Wisconsin) Ozaukee County data to identify specific gaps in access to mental health resources for Ozaukee County residents.
  • When data becomes available, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will utilize mental health access-related findings from 2015 SHOW Ozaukee County data to develop priorities for future goals.
  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will partner with Ozaukee County Human Services to train interested personnel on Trauma Informed Care.

Goal 1: Increase mental health awareness among the residents of Ozaukee County.

  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will provide at least three 40-hour Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) courses, based on the “Memphis Model,” to at least 100 law enforcement officers in Ozaukee County.
  • By Fall 2016, members of the Invest Mental Health Committee will collaborate with the Port Washington-Saukville Character Counts coalition to be trained in “Youth Mental Health First Aid USA,” using the National Council Behavioral Health model, to at least three groups (up to 20 participants per group), of school-based professionals who provide services to youth in the Port Washington-Saukville School District.

Goal 2: Increase understanding of the mental health/mental illness continuum among residents of Ozaukee County.

  • By December, 2016, members and partners of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will lead interactive video presentations about mental illness and stigma to at least four school and/or community groups/organizations.
  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will collaborate with Ozaukee Suicide Prevention to co-sponsor at least one community-based suicide awareness event in Ozaukee County.

Goal 3: Improve access to mental health resources among the residents of Ozaukee County.

  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will review the 2015 SHOW (Survey of the Health of Wisconsin) Ozaukee County data to identify specific gaps in access to mental health resources for Ozaukee County residents.
  • When data becomes available, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will utilize mental health access-related findings from 2015 SHOW Ozaukee County data to develop priorities for future goals.
  • By December, 2016, members of the INVEST Mental Health Committee will partner with Ozaukee County Human Services to train interested personnel on Trauma Informed Care.

Goal 4: Help residents of Ozaukee County develop a better understanding of how to approach and talk with individuals with mental health issues.

  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Nondefensive communication training for INVEST team members
  • Trauma Informed Care Training

Nutrition

Goal 1: (Breastfeeding) Improve local support for breastfeeding friendly environments

  • Quarterly, breastfeeding committee members will meet in partnership with Washington County to continue communication for breastfeeding support, access, and resources.
  • Annually-the first week of August, breastfeeding committee members will participate in community awareness Breastfeeding Celebration.
  • By 2015, breastfeeding committee members will create a local Ozaukee County breastfeeding support resource list for new moms in Ozaukee County.
  • By 2016, breastfeeding committee members will outreach to 50% Certified/Licensed child care centers in Ozaukee County to become breastfeeding friendly.
  • By 2017, breastfeeding committee members will outreach to Ozaukee County worksites to offer lactation support services.
  • By 2018, the Ozaukee County public health department will complete the 10 Steps to Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department.