Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Sauk County Public Health Department

West Square Building
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913-2401
Sauk County
Local Health Department Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce the number of Sauk County residents who are sedentary.

  • By December 31, 2016, Sauk County Health Department will partner with the Health and Wellness Coalition Steering Committee to expand the membership to include schools, citizen members, and philanthropic organizations.
  • By December 31, 2017, develop a county wide calendar of exercise and nutritional events available on social media outlets of the Health and Wellness Coalition Steering Committee.

Goal: Improve dental health of Sauk County residents by increasing the number of residents who receive dental care.

  • By December 31, 2017, expand the number of Seal-A-Smile participants.
  • By December 31, 2017 expand the contributing organizations for the Adopt-A-Smile program.
  • By September 1, 2016 develop an MOU with Ho Chunk for school-based restorative care
  • By June 30, 2016 provide oral health education in Sauk Prairie (preK, K and 1st grade) classes.

Goal: Decrease the average death rate due to suicide in Sauk County

  • By December 31, 2017, develop three suicide prevention coalitions in different areas of Sauk County; Sauk Prairie (2015), Baraboo (2016), and Reedsburg (2017).
  • By December 31, 2017, develop a Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)/Mental Health First Aid training program for law enforcement, teachers, guidance counselors and clergy.
  • By December 31, 2016, the Sauk County Health Department will be a partner in the Youth Coalition for Mental Wellness and will participate in educational outreach events dealing with mental health, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse awareness.
  • By December 31, 2016, the Sauk County Health Department will partner with the Health and Wellness Coalition Steering Committee to identify local partners to build a mentor/role model program providing coaching on appropriate communication and other socially acceptable behaviors and skills.