Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020

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Our mission is to assess, identify, address and monitor priority health needs through community collaboration.



Our vision is a community where all Fond du Lac area children and adults can reach their highest potential for health.




Every three years the health department, local health systems, and community partners collaboratively engage to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Fond du Lac County. The main purpose of a CHA is to complete a comprehensive collection and analysis of data to identify health issues of primary concern. The CHA serves as the basis for the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) as it guides the development of strategies to address the identified priority health issues.


Fond du Lac County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020, a community based steering committee, has been brought together to address the top health concerns in Fond du Lac County. In response to the 2017 Community Health Assessment, three health priorities and two overarching priorities have been identified.

The community health priorities and goals of the 2018-2021 CHIP are:

Priority: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Goal: Increase the number of Fond du Lac County residents living at healthy weight for their height through eating healthier and being more active.

Priority Action Team: Living Well Coalition

Fond du Lac County Health Department

Phone: 920-929-3085 


 Nutrition & Physical Activity Cause Card


Priority: Mental Health

Goals: Reduce stigma around mental health and suicide.

Increase access to behavioral health services across the lifespan and for those in high-risk groups.

Decrease the number of deaths by suicide.

Priority Action Team: Comprehensive Service Integration (CSI) of Fond du Lac County

Phone: 920-906-6534


Mental Health Cause Card: Version 1   Version 2


Priority: Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

Goal: Decrease underage drinking, adult binge drinking, and the misuse and abuse of drugs, particularly opioids.

Priority Action Team:  Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County (DFC)

Phone: 920-906-6573   


 Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Cause Card 


Overarching Priority: Trauma-Informed Care

Goals: Increase community commitment for trauma-informed care services.

Increase educational opportunities on trauma-informed care in Fond du Lac County.

Implement a trauma-informed care assessment among a variety of community organizations.

Priority Action Team: Comprehensive Service Integration (CSI) of Fond du Lac County – Trauma-Informed Care Subcommittee

Phone: 920-906-6534


 Trauma-Informed Care Cause Card


Overarching Priority: Social Determinants of Health

Goals: Increase awareness of the influence social determinants have in shaping health outcomes. 

Improve health considerations in decision-making.

 Social Determinants of Health Cause Card


Do you Care About the Health of Fond du Lac County?

Would you like to be an active partner in improving the health of Fond du Lac County? Join one of the committees that work towards creating and implementing strategies to meet our goals.  Contact the Fond du Lac County Health Department for more information at 920-929-3085 or email us at



Links to state and national health plans:

Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee


Erin Brendelson - Fond du Lac School District 

Michael DeGere, DPM - Agnesian HealthCare/SSM Health

Erin Gerred - Fond du Lac County

JJ Raflik - Fond du Lac YMCA

Sara Hathaway - Ripon College

Amber Kilawee - Fond du Lac Area United Way

Bill Lamb - Fond du Lac City Police Department

Kim Mueller - FDL County Health Department

Vacant - St. Mary’s Springs Academy

Lalitha Ramamoorthy, Ph.D. - Marian University, Vice Chair

Larry Richardson - Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health, Chair

Jackie Runge - Fond du Lac Area Foundation

Marty Ryan - Rotary              

Jim Salasek, Ph.D. - Community Member

Heather Schmidt, DO - Agnesian HealthCare/SSM Health

Lori Schrage - Moraine Park Technical College

Michelle Tidemann - UW- Extension Fond du Lac County

Eric Toney - Fond du Lac County

Jennifer Walters - Aurora Health Care

Melissa Worthington - Envision Greater Fond du Lac


Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2019

April 25, 2019