Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin
Jefferson County Health Department
Goal: To reduce the personal and public burdens of chronic disease in Dodge and Jefferson Counties by encouraging, promoting, and rewarding higher levels of exercise, and reducing barriers to physical activities and locally grown foods.
-By July of 2016, DJHCP and community partners will promote personal, family, and social group physical activity through informational displays, collaborative outreach, and social media connectedness. This is in addition to other projects/activities already done by DJHCP and partners.
- Action: DJHCP and partners will work to share links, cross-post, and promote each other’s online sites and events. This interconnectedness should increase the awareness of the benefits of physical activity and upcoming events to their followers /online community.
-By July of 2017, DJHCP group and community partners will engage local community organizations (schools, churches, civic groups, etc.) and businesses to establish Health Groups that promote healthy living and activities. This is in addition to other projects/activities already done by DJHCP and its partners.
- Action: Support access to and creation of local food sources such as: Farm-to-School programs, Community Gardens, Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSA)
-By July of 2018, DJHCP group and community partners will work with community leaders and local officials for the passage of county and municipal ordinances that will expand opportunities for physical activity. This is in addition to other projects/activities already done by DJHCP and its partners.
- Action: The promotion of walking, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing trails, paths, and/or routes- DJHCP will work to promote new or expansion of trails/paths/routes.