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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Washington Ozaukee County Health Department-Washington County

Implementation Approaches

Goal Statement 1: To reduce youth substance abuse.

Objective #1: Improve compliance with the minimum purchase laws/ reduce youth access of alcohol, tobacco & prescription drugs.

  • Implement alcohol & tobacco compliance checks
  • Hold responsible alcohol sales classes and serve education
  • Media Campaigns for example “Parents Who Host Lose the Most”
  • Local business policy development

Objective #2: Regulate alcohol & tobacco licensing countywide.

  • Outlet density mapping for alcohol and tobacco countywide
  • Review policies for licensing of tobacco and alcohol in each jurisdiction
  • Require wristbands at community festivals
  • Regulate number of drinks purchased per person at festivals
  • Designate specific areas for alcoholic beverage consumption

Objective #3: Increase compliance with existing policies or procedures which set clear standards of behaviors and consequences related to youth alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Continue to enforce “Social Host” policy countywide
  • Continue to help monitor and enforce policies and procedures
  • Review district policies regarding ATODA use

Objective #4: Increase number of youth involved in ATODA prevention efforts.

  • Provide schools with research based high school programming
  • Provide training to implement programming
  • Continue to implement programming in elementary and middle schools
  • Maintain inventory of prevention programming provided in the schools
  • Offer opportunities for youth to become involved with coalition efforts

Objective #5: Generate local funds to assist with alternative activities and one-time events.

  • Implement alternative activities
  • Continue implementing skills training for youth groups
  • Recognition events for youth

Objective #6: Increase number of parents active in family/community based prevention efforts

  • Provide parent education programming
  • Increase faith community involvement
  • Develop Speaker Bureau to educate community and workplaces
  • Support State & National media campaigns
  • Expand “Parent Pledge” and promote “ Party Alert”

Objective #7: Create community awareness about local ATODA use, addiction and its impact on community.

  • Coaching and support for families
  • Promote sober activities
  • Support increase in treatment options
  • Increase funding for prevention and treatment

Goal Statement 2: Continue to strengthen and sustain community coalition

Objective #1: Increase the number of members that report they play a critical role in the success of the coalition and represent various facets of the community.

  • Evaluate and refine Prevention Network structure
  • Review and refine operations of meetings
  • Continue to recruit new members

Objective #2: Community awareness of the Prevention Network (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Action Team)

  • Prevention Network annual meeting
  • Website maintenance for updated information

Goal Statement: To decrease the percentage of chronic disease in Washington County by increasing physical activity and healthy eating.

Objective 1: Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables among Washington County residents.

  • Start a collaborative Harvest of the Month program across Washington and Ozaukee Counties that will feature one produce per month.
  • Partner with at least one community to implement program in the school district, one grocery store, one workplace, and one restaurant.
  • Partner with health systems in each county to implement program in hospital cafeterias.
  • Market Harvest of the Month via social media and print media

Objective 2: Get at least one festival or event in Washington County to adopt a healthy vendor policy

  • Create inventory of potential festivals or events
  • Research healthy vendor policy examples
  • Draft healthy vendor policy
  • Approach festival or event coordinators to adopt policy

Objective 2b: Get at least three employers to adopt and implement healthy vending machines polices

  • Research healthy vending policies
  • Provide final healthy vendor policy to the Work Well Action Team
  • Support the Work Well Action Team to approach vendors in supplying healthy options

Objective 3: Increase percentage of Washington County residents who report they are physically active

  • Apply for a Bronze level Bike Friendly Designation for the City of West Bend
  • Advocate for a Complete Streets policy in at least one of the communities in Washington County
  • Support Bike Friendly West Bend initiatives
  • Partner with Bike Friendly West Bend to hold community events
  • Expand Bike Friendly beyond West Bend

Objective 4: Increase number of active parks in Washington County

  • Research Active Park models
  • Partner with Villa Park Revitalization Project to incorporate fitness equipment
  • Assist in applying for fund to cover purchasing and installing active park components
  • Partner with YMCA to host a demo days event
  • Develop an Active Parks plan for approaching other parks/systems in the county

Goal Statement 1: To reduce youth substance abuse.

Objective #3: Increase compliance with existing policies or procedures which set clear standards of behaviors and consequences related to youth alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Continue to help monitor and enforce policies and procedures
  • Review district policies regarding ATODA use
  • Increase awareness of vaping devices and assure polices are updated

Objective #4: Increase number of youth involved in ATODA prevention efforts.

  • Provide schools with research based high school programming
  • Provide training to implement programming
  • Continue to implement programming in elementary and middle schools
  • Maintain inventory of prevention programming provided in the schools
  • Offer opportunities for youth to become involved with coalition efforts

Objective #5: Generate local funds to assist with alternative activities and one-time events.

  • Implement alternative activities
  • Continue implementing skills training for youth groups
  • Recognition events for youth

Objective #6: Increase number of parents active in family/community based prevention efforts

  • Provide parent education programming
  • Increase faith community involvement
  • Continue to offer “Hungry Heart” documentary
  • Develop Speaker Bureau to educate community and workplaces
  • Support State & National media campaigns
  • Promote use of prescription drug drop off sites

Objective #7: Create community awareness about local ATODA use, addiction and its impact on community.

  • Coaching and support for families
  • Increase Naloxone trainings
  • Promote sober activities
  • Support increase in treatment options
  • Increase funding for prevention and treatment

Goal Statement 2: Continue to strengthen and sustain community coalition

Objective #1: Increase the number of members that report they play a critical role in the success of the coalition and represent various facets of the community.

  • Evaluate and refine Prevention Network structure
  • Review and refine operations of meetings
  • Continue to recruit new members

Objective #2: Community awareness of the Prevention Network (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Action Team)

  • Prevention Network annual meeting
  • Website maintenance for updated information

Goal Statement 1: To reduce youth substance abuse.

Objective #1: Improve compliance with the minimum purchase laws/ reduce youth access of alcohol, tobacco & prescription drugs.

  • Implement alcohol & tobacco compliance checks
  • Local business policy development

Objective #2: Regulate alcohol & tobacco licensing countywide.

  • Outlet density mapping for alcohol and tobacco countywide
  • Review policies for licensing of tobacco and alcohol in each jurisdiction

Goal Statement: To improve the mental health culture in Washington County.

Objective 1: By 2020, at least one municipality in Washington County will pilot Culitvate.

  • Reduce stigma and awareness campaign
  • Through advocacy and outreach, engage key stakeholders on issues and trends effecting those with mental illness

Objective 2: By 2020, increase the percentage of funding sources dedicated to mental health initiatives throughout Washington County

  • Inventory MH funding sources county, regionally and state and federal
  • Increase funding to provide transportation grants for underserved populations to obtain treatment/services
  • Educate funding sources on issues surrounding mental illness in Washington County

Objective 3: By 2020, increase peer support networks for individuals and families living with mental health illness.

  • Increase number of community health navigators or certified peer support specialists
  • Utilization and enhancement of Impact211/COPE
  • Explore mental health first aid/or similar evidence based model

Goal Statement: To create a workplace wellness network for worksites to share best practices, receive technical support and collaborate on local wellness initiatives.

Objective 1: By 2020, at least 10 Washington County workplaces will complete the Workplace Wellness Series.

  • Partner with Wisconsin Department of Health Services to host a series of in-person workshops and webinars
  • Provide incentives for workplace to participate

Objective 2: By 2020, at least one workplace in each community will participate in local Well Washington County initiatives.

  • Partner with at least one workplace in Hartford, Kewaskum, Slinger and West Bend to implement the Harvest of the Month Program
  • Partner with workplaces to adopt a healthy vending policy
  • Encourage workplaces to promote Bike Month and participate in Bike to Work Day
  • Partner with workplaces to provide mental health trainings for employees
  • Support funding opportunities for mental health
  • Support speaker bureau
  • Support evaluation in the schools
  • Advocate for wristbands at community festivals 14
  • Advocate for ATODA education in the schools
  • Support fund raising efforts for 2nd printing of Opiate/Heroin Awareness Toolkit
  • Support implementation of drug testing policies
  • Promote smoke free businesses and update policies to include all vaping devises