Healthiest County 2015:La Crosse
Detailed Health Improvement Plan (Microsoft Excel format)
If we can develop a model that improves the health of the people of La Crosse County, we can share that model with other counties in our area to improve their health as well.
By making the healthy/safe choice the easy choice.
as a starting point, we looked at the factors that affect our county's rank compared to others in Wisconsin.
View the PowerPoint presentation shown at the summit that explains the project. View slides.
The County Rankings from the Population Health Institute (PHI) at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Pubic Health measure health determinants in four areas: Health Care, Health Behaviors, Socioeconomic Factors, and Physical Environment.
Download or read PHI's 2008 County Health Rankings Model: pophealth.wisc.edu/uwphi/pha/wchr/2008.htm
2010: At the second Health Summit, we brought together existing partners plus many new one to review our progress, look in detail at some new strategies, and organize subgroups that will continue implementing the health improvement plan.
View the Health Summit program slides.
Dr. Seth Foldy, Health Officer for the State of Wisconsin, was our keynote speaker at the 2010 Summit, and spoke on the impact of health policy on health decision-making. See Dr. Seth Foldy's PowerPoint presentation.
View the Tobacco Policy slides from Paula Silha's presentation.
In 2009, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the County Health Rankings model in Wisconsin was taken nationwide. As a result, the way in which county health rankings are calculated has changed. Despite the change, we are continuing with our work in the four categories of Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Infectious Disease, and Injury and Violence. Visit the nationwide County Health Rankings site here: www.countyhealthrankings.org.
For more information about the Health Summit and the Healthiest County 2015 project, contact the Consortium.
May 7, 2010
April 24, 2009