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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Pierce County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce alcohol abuse among residents of Pierce and St. Croix counties.

Strategies: 

  • Decrease youth alcohol use through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.
  • Decrease adult alcohol abuse through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.

Goal: Decrease the percentage of the population that is overweight or obese in Pierce and St. Croix counties.

Strategies: 

  • Increase physical activity through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.
  • Decrease food insecurity and improve nutrition through changes to policy, systems, environment and community support.
  • Increase access to mental health services.

Goal: Improve the mental health status of residents of Pierce and St. Croix Counties.

Strategies: 

  • Increase awareness about mental health issues and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
  • Increase access to mental health services.