Wisconsin State Health Plan: Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer represents
the third decade of statewide community health improvement planning designed to benefit the health of
everyone in Wisconsin and the communities
in which we live, play, work, and learn.
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020
declares a bold vision, "Everyone living better, longer." This vision reflects the plan’s
- Improve health across the life span
- Eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity
The plan’s mission is to assure conditions in which people can be healthy, and
members of healthy, safe, and resilient families and communities.
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 represents the fulfillment of Wisconsin Statutes
250.07(1)(a), which requires the Department to produce a public health agenda for the people
of Wisconsin at least every 10 years. Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 represents both a product – a
state health plan – and an ongoing process using science, quality improvement, partnerships,
and large-scale community engagement. More than 1,500 people from all walks of life gave of
their time to advise, create, and engage in the development of this plan.
It took a
community of partners to create this plan, and it will take many more to implement it over
For more information contact:
Margaret Schmelzer, MS, RN
State Health Plan Director
Director of Public Health Nursing and Health Policy
Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
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April 17, 2013