Social and economic factors are drivers of the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play. Factors, such as employment, community safety, income, housing, transportation, educational attainment, social support, and discrimination account for roughly 40% of health. These factors are significantly more influential of one’s health than clinical care.
The six identified community health priorities are influenced by these social and economic factors. In order to move the needle on these priorities and work towards our vision of being the healthiest, safest, and most prosperous county, our work must be upstream. Upstream work cannot be fully realized without addressing these social and economic factors.
Marathon County where all people enjoy the opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in a healthy community
- Protect and advance the community conditions that promote health in Marathon County
- Build upon community assets in a manner that benefits all Marathon County residents
- Foster resiliency among individuals, families, and communities in Marathon County
- Create a strong sense of place for all Marathon County residents to enjoy