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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Hospitals

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Ensure all pregnant women in Dane County have the opportunity for a healthy birth regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic factors.

Initial Objective: Eliminate disparities in low birth weight births between African American and White women in Dane County

Tactics: 

  • Tobacco Cessation: Reduce smoking cessation rates by optimizing tobacco cessation screening, counseling and referral in primary care and Ob-Gyn

Goal: Ensure all pregnant women in Dane County have the opportunity for a healthy birth regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic factors.

Initial Objective: Eliminate disparities in low birth weight births between African American and White women in Dane County

Tactics: 

  • Tobacco Cessation: Reduce smoking cessation rates by optimizing tobacco cessation screening, counseling and referral in primary care and Ob-Gyn
  • Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care: Provide prenatal care, health education and social support by expanding CenteringPregnancy to a third site in collaboration with community partner organization

Goal: Ensure all pregnant women in Dane County have the opportunity for a healthy birth regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic factors.

Initial Objective: Eliminate disparities in low birth weight births between African American and White women in Dane County

Tactics: 

  • Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care: Provide prenatal care, health education and social support by expanding CenteringPregnancy to a third site in collaboration with community partner organization
  • Address Bias within Healthcare: Reduce bias within healthcare by implementing computer-based training and facilitated discussions under direction of Chief Diversity Officer
  • Social Determinants of Health: Identify social determinants of health by implementing standard screening questions and facilitating referrals to community resources

Chronic Conditions (Asthma, Diabetes, Obesity, Stroke)

We will continue to address other priority health issues through:

  • Community contributions (financial and in-kind): Health education, Health services, Health improvement/advocacy, financial support, coalition building
  • Clinical and educational programs
  • Policy/advocacy

Mental Health (Anxiety and Depression)

We will continue to address other priority health issues through:

  • Community contributions (financial and in-kind): Health education, Financial support, Health services
  • Clinical and educational programs
  • Policy/advocacy

Maternal/Child Health

Goal: Ensure all pregnant women in Dane County have the opportunity for a healthy birth regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic factors.

Initial Objective: Eliminate disparities in low birth weight births between African American and White women in Dane County

Tactics: 

  • Tobacco Cessation: Reduce smoking cessation rates by optimizing tobacco cessation screening, counseling and referral in primary care and Ob-Gyn
  • Centering Pregnancy Group Prenatal Care: Provide prenatal care, health education and social support by expanding CenteringPregnancy to a third site in collaboration with community partner organization
  • Address Bias within Healthcare: Reduce bias within healthcare by implementing computer-based training and facilitated discussions under direction of Chief Diversity Officer
  • Social Determinants of Health: Identify social determinants of health by implementing standard screening questions and facilitating referrals to community resources