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State Health Assessment - Wisconsin's Public Health System Survey

State Health Assessment - Public Health System

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH), Department of Health Services (DHS) was recently accredited by the national Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) through 2023.  As a highly functioning health department, Wisconsin DPH must conduct a state health assessment every five years that paints a comprehensive picture of Wisconsin's health.

During 2019 Wisconsin DPH will collect quantitative and qualitative data for the next state health assessment (2020-2025) using four different assessments as recommended by the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) handbook.  One of the four MAPP assessments is understanding Wisconsin's public health system, as a whole.

This survey consists of ten initial questions related to the Ten Essential Public Health Services.  Each question asks you to decide at what level of activity does your organization or program provide that service, if at all.  Depending on how you answer each essential public health service question, one or two additional questions will appear that focus on health equity activity.  The survey will remain open until May 15, 2019.
  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
10 ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH
For each of the following, select the level of activity that best represents your organization or program. 

At what level does my organization or program...
Space Cell No activityMinimal activityModerate activitySignificant activityOptimal activity
1) Monitor health status?
2) Diagnose and investigate health problems?
3) Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues?
4) Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems?
5) Develop policies and plans that support individual community health efforts?
6) Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety?
7) Link people to needed personal health services?
8) Assure a competent and personal health care workforce?
9) Evaluate the effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services?
10) Provide research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems?