Suicide - Increase Protective Factors 1

Increase percentage of adults with less than four poor mental health days per month from 78% in 2015 to 83% in 2020.

Opioids - Adolescent use

Prevent the initiation of opioid misuse by reducing 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.

Nutrition & Physical Activity - physical activity adults

Increase percentage of adults physically active at least 150 minutes per week from 53% in 2013 to 58% in 2020.

Tobacco - Reduce use among middle school youth

Reduce use of other tobacco products among middle school youth from 5.2% in 2014 to 4.5% in 2020.


Our Goals

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.


Our Goals

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.


Our Goals

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.


Our Goals

We can work to prevent and reduce underage drinking, excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin.

What’s Being Done

For more information on the Healthy Wisconsin Action Team’s strategies for reducing heavy drinking and alcohol-related deaths by 2020, download the Alcohol report.

Nutrition & Physical Activity

Our Goals

Our goal is to get Wisconsin eating healthier and moving more. That means increasing the number of fruits and vegetables we eat each day, encouraging breastfeeding and making physical activity a regular—even daily—habit for children and adults of all ages.

Nutrition & Physical Activity - Healthy fruits

Increase consumption of at least one fruit per day by adults from 62% in 2013 to 65% in 2020.