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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Waushara County Health Department

Implementation Approaches

Goal 1: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in CWHP counties

CWHP Objective: By 2022, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services for alcohol and drug misuse.

Possible Strategies:

  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to treatment)
  • Responsible beverage server training
  • Alcohol access restrictions in public places

Goal: Increase physical activity among Waushara County residents.

Objective: By 2022, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to help people to become and remain physically active.

Possible Strategies:

  • Built environment approaches (walking/biking paths)
  • Community walking/running groups
  • Prescriptions for physical activity
  • Community physical activity programs
  • Increasing access to places for physical activity
  • Chronic disease self management classes
  • Worksite obesity prevention initiatives

Goal 1: Decrease alcohol and drug misuse and abuse in CWHP counties

CWHP Objective: By 2022, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded to help increase use of outreach, intervention, treatment, and support services for alcohol and drug misuse.

Possible Strategies:

  • Drug court
  • Prescription drug monitoring program
  • Naloxone eduation and distribution
  • Drug drop boxes
  • SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to treatment)

Goal 1: Improve mental health and decrease suicide rates in CWHP counties

CWHP Objective: By 2022, at least one new or existing strategy will be implemented, strengthened, or expanded upon to help increase and enhance mental health protective factors.

Possible Strategies:

  • Community mentorship programs
  • Mental health first aid
  • Coping skills training
  • Telemental health services
  • Trauma informed communities
  • Bullying prevention programs
  • Means restriction education