They help us measure our success
A baseline metric is a measurement of the health in a population or community. It is a snapshot of the situation that will allow us to compare where we were before implementing interventions like educating the public, providing additional health services, or changing a public policy.
This data helps us all understand the current state of Wisconsin’s health. It allows us to pinpoint areas for improvement and set reasonable goals for the future. By providing an accurate basis for comparison, baselines metrics help us measure the effectiveness of our actions and evaluate the strategies we use to achieve a healthier Wisconsin.
Explore the baseline metrics and measurable goals for each of Wisconsin’s five health priorities below.