Community Health Assessment and Planning

A 2018 update to the Environmental Health Chapter of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Health Assessment 2015 is now available here. This detailed assessment utilized a standardized process (Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Risk Factors found during inspections in food establishments in West Allis and West Milwaukee between July 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Community Health Assessments

The WAWM Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2015 has been completed. Using a process called MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships), a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health, data was gathered to provide the City of West Allis and the Village of West Milwaukee information regarding the health status of its residents. This assessment serves as the basis for developing a five-year Community Health Improvement Plan. After taking time to review this document, please click on the survey link below. We'd love to hear your thoughts regarding this assessment. 

Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP)  

The WAWM Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2016-2020 has been completed. This community driven process was conducted to determine and rank health priorities and develop a blueprint for community action over the next 5 years for the City of West Allis and Village of West Milwaukee. The CHIP process began by convening a diverse group of 24 community leaders and stakeholders to review the most pertinent data trends from the WAWM Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2015 and choose the priority issues to be addressed in the CHIP. An action team of community partners was then convened for each of these priority areas to develop goals, objectives and strategies related to the issue.

The priority issues that were selected are:

  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction