Healthy Fond du Lac County

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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.

Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 is a community based steering committee that has been brought together to identify the top health concerns in Fond du Lac County. This steering committee also oversees the community health improvement plan, monitoring progress and outcomes. 


Fond du Lac County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

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:

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.

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.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse

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

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.

Social Determinants of Health

  • Goals: Increase awareness of the influence social determinants have in shaping health outcomes. 
    Improve health considerations in decision-making.




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


Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee


2019 Membership and Roles

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
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
Vacant - Marian University
Larry Richardson - Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health, Chair
Molly Jaster - Fond du Lac Area Foundation
Marty Ryan - Rotary              
Heather Schmidt, DO - Agnesian HealthCare/SSM Health
Marian Sheridan – Comprehensive Service Integration of FDL County
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
Vacant - Envision Greater Fond du Lac

Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2019

April 25, 2019

July 25, 2019

October 24, 2019