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SCAODA: Strategic Plan

Primary goals and objectives for 2018-2022

Goal #1: Change Wisconsin's cultural norms to transform the state's substance use disorder problems into healthy behavioral outcomes.

Objective 1(a): Reduce public stigma attached to seeking and obtaining substance use disorder treatment and mental health services.

Goal #2: Inform Wisconsin citizens on the negative fiscal, individual, and societal impacts of substance use disorders.

Objective 2(a): Enhance Council visibility as a substance use disorder policy body and increase its level of advocacy to the Wisconsin Governor, Legislature, and interested citizens.

Goal #3: Advocate for adequate funding, capacity, and infrastructure to implement effective outreach, prevention, treatment, and recovery services for all in need.

Objective 3(a): Increase focus and resources for youth and adolescent prevention and treatment programs, to include: (1) collegiate recovery and support resources; and (2) continue revitalizing the Children, Youth and Family Treatment Sub-committee.

Objective 3(b): Address the rising levels of substance use disorder needs for the senior population.

Objective 3(c): Expand and train substance use disorder (SUD) workforce capacity of prevention specialists and peer recovery specialists and coaches, including their capacity to understand and address the SUD needs of underserved populations with specific language and cultural issues as recommended in the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.

Objective 3(d): Continue supporting and advocating the use of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) models throughout schools and communities.

Objective 3(e): Support and advocate adoption of emerging innovative and promising substance use disorder programs and practices.

Objective 3(f): Increase the excise tax on fermented beverages to meet the average tax of all states, and increase the portion of excise tax revenue apportioned to substance use disorder programs.

​Goal #4: Remedy historical, racial/ethnic, gender, and other bias in substance use disorder systems, policies and practices.

Objective 4(a): Improve the effectiveness of addressing the substance use disorder needs of underserved populations.

Objective 4(b): Expand focus beyond services targeting needs of cultural/ethnic population groups to include the needs of socio-economic groups and geographic areas.

Objective 4(c): Support research and identification of substance use disorder-related social determinants of health.

Objective 4(d): Support and advocate adoption of emerging innovative and promising substance use disorder programs and practices that are incorporated within the national CLAS Standards.

This content reflects the views and opinions of the advisory council. It may not reflect the official policy or position of DHS.

Last revised November 24, 2022