One of the statutory requirements of all local health departments is to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA). Health departments use the CHA to inform the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which serves as a guide for the future efforts to improve the health of a community. The CHIP is a collaborative effort between the health department and members of the community. The main goal of these plans is to work with the community to improve the health of the county on health focus areas identified by Monroe County residents.
The Monroe County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) has been developed through the collaborative work of community partners to enhance the health of the community. The three main health focus areas identified in the CHIP are mental health, alcohol and other drug abuse, and nutrition.
Below you will find links to the Monroe County Community Health Assessment (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), and quarterly CHIP updates.
Monroe County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) CHIP PDF
Mental Health Coalition
Mission: Improve access to mental wellness services and reduce stigma across the generations
Monroe County’s Mental Health Coalition has been in existence since 2012. After Monroe County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) identified mental health as a one of the priority health needs in the county, the Mental Health Workgroup was formed (later re-named the Monroe County Mental Health Coalition).
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month from 8:00-9:30. (Coalition does not meet in July or December)
Meetings on odd months are in the Monroe County Board Assembly Room (Located in the Monroe County Justice Center 112 S Court St, Sparta, WI 54656)
Meetings on even months are at Tomah Memorial Hospital, Classroom C
For more information or to join the coalition, contact Kayleigh Day or 608-269-8666
Previous meeting minutes can be found here: June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 June 2018 April 2018 March 2018 Feb 2018 Jan 2018
To view or download a copy of the Monroe County Mental Health Resource Guide click here
Alcohol and Other Drugs
The Monroe County Safe Community Coalition (MCSCC) partners with the community to reduce and prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, enhance traffic safety, and promote healthy choices. You can contact Natalie Carlisle, Drug Free Communities Coordinator, at 608.269.2391 for more information or visit http://www.mcsafecommunities.org.
MCSCC has a variety of work groups responsible for addressing different aspects of alcohol and drug abuse. Visit http://mcsafecommunities.org/index.php/meetings for workgroup information, meeting times and locations.
Mission: “To build a healthy community through a comprehensive initiative to promote good nutrition and access to healthy foods.”
Monroe County’s Nutrition Coalition has been in existence since late 2016. After Monroe County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) identified nutrition as a one of the priority health needs in the county, the Nutrition Coalition was formed. See the coalition’s strategic plan here:
Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1:30-3:00 at Monroe County Health Department
For more information or to join the coalition, contact Kayleigh Day
Previous meeting minutes can be found here: July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 No Meeting February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 Feb 2018