See the Progress
Better health, by the numbers.
Imagine a Wisconsin where everyone has the chance to live a healthy life. It’s an ambitious vision. To achieve it, Healthy Wisconsin established a series of challenging yet realistic objectives for our communities and monitors our progress toward those goals in 5 key priority areas. For an up-to-date snapshot of the difference we’re making—including priority benchmarks and the latest data from programs and initiatives—choose a priority area below.
Making progress through partnerships
Creating a healthier Wisconsin by the year 2020 takes the work of thousands. Wisconsin’s statewide health improvement efforts bring together more than 1,500 individuals and 350 community organizations. They’re sharing resources and building on each other’s successes to help everyone in Wisconsin live healthier, longer.
Get the full picture
Download the Healthy Wisconsin Health Improvement Plan for a comprehensive look at Wisconsin’s health improvement priorities, 2020 objectives and strategies for success.
Reduce binge drinking from 25% in 2015 to 16% in 2020 among women (18-44).
Reduce binge drinking from 18% in 2012 to 16% in 2020 among youth.
Reduce alcohol-related motor vehicle crash deaths by 5% from 15% in 2015 to 10% in 2020.
Reduce alcohol poisoning deaths by fall by 5%.
Reduce alcohol-related fall deaths from 60% in 2014 to 32% in 2020.
Reduce binge drinking among adults from 25% in 2012 to 23% in 2020.
Nutrition & Physical Activity
Increase consumption of 1+ vegetable per day by adults from 74% in 2013 to 78% in 2020.
Reduce daily consumption of soda by students from 20% in 2013 to 15% in 2020.
Increase breastfeeding duration at six months from 54% in 2014 to 60% in 2020.
Increase percentage of students physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the past seven days from 50% in 2013 to 55% in 2020.
Increase percentage of adults physically active at least 150 minutes per week from 53% in 2013 to 58% in 2020.
Increase consumption of 1+ fruit per day by adults from 62% in 2013 to 65% in 2020.
Increase breastfeeding initiation from 80% in 2015 to 90% in 2020.
Reduce the number of opioid-related overdose emergency department visits from 1,489 in 2014 to fewer than 1,337 in 2020.
Reduce the number of hospitalizations from 12,134 in 2014 to fewer than 11,530 in 2020.
Reduce the number of opiod-related dealths from 622 deaths in 2014 to fewer than 590 in 2020.
Reduce the percentage of adolescents who have used an opioid prescription drug for nonmedical purposes from 14.9% in 2013 to less than 13% by 2020.
Reduce the number of opioid-related overdose deaths by 5% from 628 in 2014 to fewer than 590 in 2020.
Increase percentage of children with at least one teacher or adult in school they can talk to from 74% in 2013 to 79% in 2020.
Decrease the percentage of students who felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks from 24.6% in 2013 to 24% in 2020
Increase percentage of adults with less than 4 poor mental health days/month from 78% in 2015 to 83% in 2020.
Reduce suicides from 13.1 (per 100,000) in 2014 to 12.8 (per 100,000) in 2020.
Reduce the percentage of students who report attempting suicide from 6.0% in 2013 to 5.8% in 2020.
Reduce use of other tobacco products among high school youth from 33.7% in 2014 to 31% in 2020.
Reduce use of other tobacco products among middle school youth from 5.2% in 2014 to 4.5% in 2020.
Reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among men from 8.0% in 2016 to 6.8% in 2020.
Reduce adult smoking rate from 17.3% in 2014 to 16.3% in 2020.