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A Vision for an Engaged, Equitable, and Healthy Community Shawano-Menominee Healthy Communities (SMHC) envisions a community where the health of all people is valued and supported through the engagement of individuals, families, and organizations with a commitment to eliminate disparities. A community supported by a strong local public health system promotes an environment of holistic well-being with a trauma sensitive approach.
Our Values
  • A community where friends, families, agencies, and groups support all residents to live safe, happy, and healthy lives.
  • A community where all residents have access to quality and affordable services that support physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.
  • A community where all residents have easy access to healthy food and healthy environments that support daily living.
  • A hard working community where members are involved in decision making and community outcomes.
  • An honest and caring community environment where understanding and respect of cultural differences enhances the community and each resident has the opportunity to be included and live their life to the fullest with fair opportunity for all.
2020 Community Health Improvement Planning Process
Thank you to all who participated in our 2020 Community Health Assessment Meeting on January 22, 2020! As a result of this meeting, participating community members selected the following health priorities for the 2020-2024 Community Health Improvement Plan:
Next Steps:
Join a SMHC Task Team!
In 2020, 3 Task Teams surrounding the health priorities highlighted above, will be convening to identify root causes of these issues in our community, select strategies to address these issues, and develop a plan to implement these strategies. If you would like to serve on one or more of these Task Teams, please contact the Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department for more information!
The Community Health Assessment can also be viewed in its separate sections listed below:
  • Injury and Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Use
  • Tobacco Use and Exposure
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Communicable Disease
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health
  • Growth & Development
  • Oral Health
  • Safe, Adequate, and Affordable Food and Nutrition
  • Physical Activity