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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Price County Department of Health and Human Services

Implementation Approaches

Goal: To strengthen the AODA and mental health system in Price County

Strategy: Parents who Host, Lose the Most

The AODA/Mental Health Coalition will conduct a communication campaign to increase awareness among community members, especially parents and youth, of underage drinking and its consequences using the Parents Who Host materials. This will include:

  • Direct mail letter to parents of graduating students and prom age students
  • Educate student groups
  • Yard signs and media

Strategy: Community Awareness of Local Providers

  • The AODA/Mental Health Coalition will update and distribute brochures of providers and agency contacts working with mental health/AODA in our county.

Goal: Create a culture of healthy eating and active living in Price County in order to reduce the impact of chronic disease and connect people with resources and opportunities for high quality foods and physical activity.

Strategy: Strong Bones Program (Does include men)

  • This program is offered throughout Price County to promote increased physical activity and strength.

Strategy: 5210 Program

  • To encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles, the Health and Wellness Coalition will present the 5210 program to of each of the following: two daycare facilities, two elementary schools, two community businesses, and two agencies/programs with a focus on the senior population (e.g., senior dining groups).

Goal: To strengthen the AODA and mental health system in Price County

Strategy: Reduce use and misuse of prescriptions drugs

  • The AODA/Mental Health Coalition will conduct Good Drugs Gone Bad presentations in all three Price County communities and look at offering 6 more presentations sessions: two presentations in Park Falls, Prentice and Phillips.
  • Increase community awareness of impact of drugs on our community through town hall meeting.

Strategy: Community Awareness of Local Providers

  • The AODA/Mental Health Coalition will update and distribute brochures of providers and agency contacts working with mental health/AODA in our county.

Goal: Create a culture of healthy eating and active living in Price County in order to reduce the impact of chronic disease and connect people with resources and opportunities for high quality foods and physical activity.

Strategy: Strong Bones Program (Does include men)

  • This program is offered throughout Price County to promote increased physical activity and strength.

Strategy: Cancer Clear and Simple

  • Cancer Clear and Simple is an educational series which included: Understanding Cancer Basics, Cancer Prevention & Self-Care, Cancer Screening & Detection. The Health and Wellness Coalition will present the program to the public through worksites and community sessions

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Goal: To strengthen the AODA and mental health system in Price County

Strategy: Community Awareness of Local Providers

  • The AODA/Mental Health Coalition will update and distribute brochures of providers and agency contacts working with mental health/AODA in our county.