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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

St. Mary's Hospital (Madison)

Implementation Approaches

  • Develop sustainable evidence-based programming around healthy eating, including hands on activities
  • In collaboration with Healthy Dane, continue support of the Farmers Market Double Dollars program
  • Continue support of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative 5,2,1,0 initiative
  • Support policy development and environmental systems change related to food insecurity and access to healthy foods
  • Support policy development and environmental systems change around the use, abuse, and prescribing of opioids
  • Support policies and environmental systems change directed at reducing opioid use/abuse in pregnant women

  • Continue participation in the Dane County Maternal/Child Health Opioid work group

  • Work with Healthy Dane Collaborative partners on opportunities to work together to create enhance or sustain evidence-based community programs/efforts to increase access to prenatal and preconception care
  • Collaborate with Public Health Madison and Dane County on the Nurse Family Partnership and Prenatal Care Coordination Program
  • Collaborate with the March of Dimes on expansion of the Centering Pregnancy Program

-Reduce the number of hospitalizations due to uncontrolled hypertension
-Reduce the number of emergency room visits due to uncontrolled diabetes

  • Utilize community impact study to identify population dense areas of high risk populations
  • Develop and disseminate a multi-year request for proposal (RFP) directed at agencies collaborating on health initiatives impacting chronic disease
  • Continue to work with NovoNordisk on healthy living workshop opportunities
  • Enhance partnerships with key community organizations including the American Heart Association
  • Work with hospital and clinic case management to develop early intervention strategies to prevent hospitalizations

-Decrease suicide rate, with a focus on those populations disproportionately affected
-Reduce number of mental health admissions with suicide ideation

  • Enhance county wide collaborations to increase awareness, education, treatment, and pre-event intervention
  • Utilize community impact study to identify population dense areas of high risk populations
  • Develop and disseminate a multi-year request for proposal (RFP) directed at agencies collaborating on health initiatives impacting mental health disparities
  • Collaborate with Journey Mental Health to increase capacity to provide Mental Health First Aid programming to county school districts
  • Partner with Safe Communities Coalition on the Zero Suicide initiative
  • Support the school-based mental health pilot
  • Work with HDC partners on opportunities to work together to create, enhance, or sustain evidence-based community programs/efforts to reduce the incidence of suicide in Dane County

Child/Maternal Health

-Increase percentage of mothers who receive early prenatal care, with a focus on those populations disproportionately affected
-Reduce the number of babies born with very low birthweight

  • Utilize community impact study to identify population dense areas of high-risk women and children
  • Develop and disseminate a multi-year request for proposal (RFP) directed at agencies collaborating on health initiatives impacting maternal child health disparities
  • Collaborate with Public Health Madison and Dane County on the Nurse Family Partnership and Prenatal Care Coordination Program
  • Collaborate with the March of Dimes on expansion of the Centering Pregnancy Program
  • Collaborate with the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation to increase awareness and educational opportunities around prenatal and preconception care, especially as it pertains to smoking cessation
  • Collaborate with the March of Dimes on expansion of the Centering Pregnancy Program
  • Support policies and environmental systems change directed at reducing opioid use/abuse in pregnant women
  • Support goals and recommendations of Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in early childhood development
  • Work with Healthy Dane Collaborative partners on opportunities to work together to create enhance or sustain evidence-based community programs/efforts to increase access to prenatal and preconception care
  • Continue participation in the Dane County Maternal/Child Health Opioid work group