We can do more to protect vulnerable populations and reduce our communities’ use of and exposure to tobacco. We can work to curb the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and candy- or fruit-flavored tobacco products among our youth. We can continue to educate youth about tobacco’s dangerous health effects and learn more about the connection between tobacco and ACEs. And we can ensure everyone has the information, services and opportunities they need to make healthy choices.
We want to prevent and reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts in Wisconsin and help people, families and Wisconsin communities develop protective factors that can build emotional resilience, like providing trauma-informed care in the community or maintaining strong social connections.
Preventing and treating Wisconsin’s opioid problems requires a variety of strategies and partners, including healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies and others. Working together, we can make it harder to get prescription opioids, make it easier to prevent opioid overdose death, and make sure everyone has access to substance use and mental health programs and support.