A strategy used by communities to broaden support for public health improvement involves conducting community health assessments. Wisconsin public health statutes require these assessments to be conducted in each community every five years. Despite this mandate, few communities have the resources to conduct comprehensive assessments and implement health improvement efforts. These health assessments also do not receive attention from public health system partners including media, health care, business, or educational communities. Systematic dissemination of findings is uncommon as are public debate and action to remedy identified problems. The purpose of this project is to use community health rankings in Wisconsin to build awareness, need, and motivation for health improvement using evidence based practices.
Amount Awarded $199,995.00
Awarded on: 11/16/2007
Time frame: 12/1/2007 - 5/31/2010
Grant Number: 63369
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI, 53705-2221