Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer represents the third decade of statewide community health improvement planning that is 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, which reflects the plan's twin goals: improve health across the life span, and 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.

From the links below, you can view, print or download the entire Plan as a single file, or access it in smaller, more manageable segments. 

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 represents the fulfillment of Wis. Stat. § 250.07(1)(a), which requires the Department of Health Services 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.


Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: Everyone Living Better, Longer

Entire document (PDF)


Front cover, title page, Dedication and Acknowledgements, Letter from the Secretary, Table of Contents, pages i-viii (PDF)

Executive Summary, pages 1-24 (PDF)

Section 1: Overview, pages 25-50 (PDF)

Section 2: Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Framework, pages 51-72 (PDF)

Section 3: Pillar Objectives and Overarching Focus Areas, pages 73-84 (PDF)

Section 4: Infrastructure Focus Areas, pages 85-96 (PDF)

Section 5: Health Focus Areas, pages 97-114 (PDF)

Section 6: Proposed Implementation Model, pages 115-128 (PDF)

Appendix A: Planning Structures and Contributors to Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, pages 129-186 (PDF)

Appendix B: Key Elements of Wisconsin's Public Health System, pages 187-192 (PDF)

Appendix C: Comparing Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 with Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, pages 193-198 (PDF)

Appendix D: Glossary, pages 199-212 (PDF)

Appendix E: Partner Perspectives: Challenges and Successes in Public Health, pages 213-232 (PDF)

Appendix F: Don't Wait: Ideas for Effective Actions, pages 233-248 (PDF)


For more information, contact:

Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
P. O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Email:  DHSHW2020@wisconsin.gov


Last Revised: November 14, 2019