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To support community actions to reduce at-risk behaviors.



  • In 2015, 28% of Washington County adults reported binge drinking, higher when compared to the state (22%) and the United States (15%). (County Health Rankings)
  • In 2015, 38% of motor vehicle deaths had alcohol involved.
  • In 2015, 14% of Washington County adults reported cigarette smoking gin the past 30 days (current smoker). (County Health Rankings)
  • In 2015, 5% of Washington County residents reported using electronic cigarettes.
  • In 2015, 10% of Washington County mothers indicated smoking during pregnancy. (County Health Rankings)
  • From 2009 to 2013, there were 7 reported overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers and heroin in Washington County. (Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services)
  • In 2015, 8.5% of 10th grade students reported abusing prescription drugs in the last 30 days. (Attitudes and Behavior 2014 Survey)


Goal Statement 1: To reduce youth substance abuse. 

Objective #1: Improve compliance with the minimum purchase laws/ reduce youth access of alcohol, tobacco & prescription drugs.

Objective #2: Regulate alcohol & tobacco licensing countywide.

Objective #3: Increase compliance with existing policies or procedures which set clear standards of behaviors and consequences related to youth alcohol and tobacco use.

Objective #4: Increase number of youth involved in ATODA prevention efforts.

Objective #5: Generate local funds to assist with alternative activities and one-time events.

Objective #6: Increase number of parents active in family/community based prevention efforts.

Objective #7: Create community awareness about local ATODA use, addiction and its impact on community.

Goal Statement 2: Continue to strengthen and sustain community coalition.

Objective #1: Increase the number of members that report they play a critical role in the success of the coalition and represent various facets of the community.

Objective #2: Community awareness of the Prevention Network.

1) County Health Rankings
2) Froedtert: 2014 Washington County Community Health Survey Report
3) Aurora: 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment