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Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls

Implementation Approaches

-HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is supportive of the implementation and/or continuation of the following efforts to address alcohol misuse:

  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide high quality assessment, intervention, and residential Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment for our community and surrounding areas
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through a contract with the Chippewa County jail 
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through Monthly Community Seminars, and a variety of other community venues.
  • Voices in Prevention Action Team- HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will continue its current position as lead for this action team of Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) to further community education and awareness around alcohol misuse.
  • Another objective will be to promote effective programs and practices i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase protection from substance use and promote connectedness among residents of Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.

-HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is engaged in the development, implementation, and/or continuation of the following efforts to address substance use:

  • Voices in Prevention Action Team- HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will continue its current position as lead for this action team of Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) to further community education and awareness around substance use, particularly the dangers of opiate use.
  • Another objective will be to promote effective programs and practices i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase protection from substance use and promote connectedness among residents of Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide high quality assessment, intervention, and residential Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment for our community and surrounding areas
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through a contract with the Chippewa County jail 
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through Monthly Community Seminars, and a variety of other community venues.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital will continue to work closely with community partners, including the Chippewa County Department of Human Services and the Public Health Department, Chippewa County Jail and area prisons, churches, and many more to advance community awareness aroung the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and encourage enrollments into the Health Insurance Marketplace or other insurance assistance programs.  

-HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is involved in the implementation and/or continuation of the following efforts to improve mental health services:

  • Suicide Prevention Initiative- St. Joseph's Hospital 3D Community Health Department will integrate and coordinate suicide prevention activities across multiple sectors and settings in collaboration with Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership, Eau Claire Healthy Communities, the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District and multiple other community partners to promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable. Strategies will include community trainings of QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) program as well as a variety of events, activities and displays pertaining to suicide prevention. 
  • Suicide Community Awareness Campaign- St. Joseph's Hospital 3D Community Health Department will work to increase community awareness and knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and that promote wellness and recovery. An objective will be to promote effective programs and practices i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase protection from suicidal risk and promote connectedness among residents of Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties. 
  • Mental Health Community Awareness Campaign- St. Joseph's Hospital 3D Community Health Department, in collaboration with the Hospital's Marketing Department will implement research-informed communication efforts designed to reduce the stigma around mental illness by changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in defined segments of the population. We will work to increase communication efforts conducted online (utilizing social media and other mediums) that promote positive messages and promote public awareness that mental health and physical health are equal and inseparable components of overall health.
  • State Behavioral Health Alignment- St. Joseph's Hospital will continue support and participation in a collaborative effort between HSHS Western and Eastern Wisconsin to align Behavioral Health Services between the hospitals and other behavioral health partners.