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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County

Implementation Approaches

Activities: 

  • Support Healthiest Manitowoc County Coalition goals for addressing nutrition, physical activity, overweight/obesity and the link to diabetes by:
    - In partnership with the Y, continue to provide Kid Shape 2.0, a six-week community-based program for students who are overweight or obese, and their families, which includes instruction and activities related to healthy eating, physical activity and behavior modification
    - Design, pilot and implement a recruitment strategy to increase outreach and target racially/ethnically diverse individuals
  • Provide free community presentations and seminars on physical health and fitness and prevention of sports injuries featuring cardiac and orthopedic physicians, as well as rehabilitation specialists, at Manitowoc Lincoln, Reedsville, Two Rivers and Mishicot high schools
  • Supply cafeteria food to local food pantries as well as support and conduct food drives for the pantries
  • Provide financial support for local food pantries
  • Provide resources including staff, supplies, interpretation services and/or support groups for classes held at LCHC
  • Design, pilot and implement an outreach strategy to target Hispanic individuals in our community diagnosed with diabetes

Activities: 

  • Link Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients using our hospital ED for primary care with a primary care provider, including the LCHC
  • Link Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients using our hospital ED for dental care with the LCHC
  • Provide diagnostic imaging services for patients referred from the LCHC
  • Provide complimentary transportation for those needing access to our healthcare facilities

Hepatitis C Program

Activities: 

  • Patients in cohort are identified and screened
  • Referrals, staging and standardized care delivery process for our patient population are implemented for those who test positive

Activities:

  • Implement behavioral health informational and educational programs for the general public
  • Plan, develop and implement Memory Clinic to provide patients with memory assessments

Activities: 

  • Provide 24/7, trauma-informed coverage for victims of sexual assault and violence through our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program
  • Provide sensitive, effective forensic evidence collection
  • Advance knowledge within the broader community on how to respond to issues related to sexual assault and violence