Why is Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Important in WI?
- According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. These three diseases account for over one million deaths in the United States.
- Of the total deaths in Wisconsin, 59% were attributed to chronic conditions.
- The top three leading causes of death in WI are heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease.
- Monroe and Vernon County disease rates are 5% higher than the state rate.
What is the purpose of Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Western Wisconsin Grant project?
The purpose of this project is to reduce morbidity and mortality related to chronic disease by providing new education and screening services for uninsured and underinsured citizens in La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties.
What are the Project Goals?
- To strengthen and expand collaborative partnerships to include new partners and new project sites in each of the four targeted Western Wisconsin counties.
- Increase the use of community resources, the number of individuals served and the number of students actively involved in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Provide accessible chronic disease health promotion and support services for the uninsured and underinsured in four Western Wisconsin counties.
How will the project be implemented in each County?
A Chronic Disease Needs Assessment will be conducted. The purpose of the needs assessment is to provide information about the population. Next community coalition will be developed. The coalition will meet to identify the priority needs of the population and suggest new services to meet these needs.
Who Benefits from the program?
Individuals who are at risk for developing or have been diagnosed with any of the following chronic diseases. Some examples of chronic diesase are:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Other lung disease
- Heart Disease
- Arthritis or other rheumatic disease
- Mental illness
Who is eligible to participate in the project?
Citizens living in any of the four counties are eligible to participate in the new health promotion services established in their community. The project targets uninsured and underinsured individuals.
How do I locate the health screening and education programs implemented in my county?
The program description of health screening and education services, location, hours of operation, and registration information can be accessed on the webpage by clicking on your county of residence. (Available after September 2009)