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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Gundersen Tri-County Hospital

Implementation Approaches

  • Promote walking as a simple, effective means of physical activity that is accessible to most people
  • Promote family meals, and increased vegetable intake
  • Sponsor and Promote Running of the Beef
  • GTC’s Smartest Loser

-Improve Oral Health

  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will provide oral preventive care (fluoride varnish) to children enrolled in Medicaid
  • Compile and provide dental home resources
  • Offer sealants in clinic

-Limit the effects of Chronic Disease

  • Blood pressure and family practice booths at community events
  • Flu Vaccines for Local Businesses
  • Employee Assistance Program

-Support Mental Health

  • Collaborate with local schools to address youth resilience and bullying.

-Mitigate adverse childhood experiences

  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will establish and lead a collaborative group of at least three local agencies to plan activities to promote strong and healthy families. (Family Fun Night in Blair, Participation in Local Parades, Dairy Breakfast Health booth)
  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will collaborate with local schools to address youth resilience and bullying.

-Address Violence

  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will be collaborate with domestic violence, elder abuse, or child abuse programs within the county

-Improve academic readiness and success and support youth resilience

  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will establish and lead a collaborative group of at least three schools or other community partners to plan public awareness and activities to promote school readiness and support youth resilience that may include services and Gundersen resources available locally
  • Health Academy with Whitehall Schools
  • Reach Out and Read

-Support Healthy Environment (Built and Natural)

  • Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics will support healthy local environments through collaboration with local municipalities to encourage health-minded city planning.