Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: State Health Plan

HW 2020This is the home page for Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, our state health plan for the decade 2010-2020. Please use the links available from the left sidebar and below to explore the materials and resources that are being used to help improve health in Wisconsin during the decade.


Spotlight - Healthy Wisconsin

DHS has developed a five-year health improvement plan through the Wisconsin Health Improvement Planning Process (WI-HIPP) that will meet national accreditation standards. This health improvement plan, Healthy Wisconsin, will build on the foundation of the current state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, which was created through the efforts of more than 1,500 people. Healthy Wisconsin will also build on the work done by local health departments and hospitals in community health assessments and improvement plans throughout the state.

Key Reports


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 twin goals:

  • Improve health across the life spanAn elderly and young woman joining fingers to form a photo square
  • 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 section 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 the decade.

For more information, contact:

Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Last Revised: March 22, 2021