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Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

PDF Version of DQA 10-021  (PDF, 43 KB)

Date: August 11, 2010 -- DQA Memo 10-021
To: Adult Day Care ADC 04
Adult Family Homes AFH 08
Ambulatory Surgery Centers ASC 04
Certified Mental Health and AODA CMHA 04
Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments CLIA 05
Community Based Residential Facilities CBRF 11
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units ESRD 04
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled FDD 04
Home Health Agencies HHA 04
Hospices HSPCE 06
Hospitals HOSP 07
Nursing Homes NH 08
Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities OPT/SP 03
Personal Care Providers PCP 03
Residential Care Apartment Complexes RCAC 07
Rural Health Clinics RHC 03
From: Alfred C. Johnson, Director
Bureau of Technology, Licensing and Education
Via: Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

The purpose of this memo is to make all providers aware of the Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Plan: Everyone Living Better, Longer. The Department of Health Services announced on July 21, 2010 that the State Health Plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer, has been published.

The Plan may be accessed at: 

The plan calls for building disease and injury prevention into many different aspects of community life, including laws and policies, education, healthcare and even the physical layout of communities. It also stresses the need to eliminate disparities in health outcomes like infant mortality, provide fair access to conditions needed for good health, and emphasize lifelong prevention to achieve the highest quality of life at every age.

The plan emphasizes two big picture goals: eliminating persistent disparities in health outcomes based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, sexual or gender orientation and disability; and focusing on quality of life for individuals throughout life both by increasing prevention efforts and providing good care for people with chronic disease and disabilities.

The Wisconsin Legislature has required the development of a health improvement plan each decade, starting in 2000. For more information about the 2020 plan, visit, click on "Entire Document" to access the plan.


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Last Updated: September 30, 2011