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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Ascension Our Lady of Victory Hospital

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Reduce the rate of underage alcohol/drug use in northern Clark County communities.

Strategies:

-Social Host Liability Laws

  • MOLVH will actively participate in the Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force and Health Care Partnership (HCP)
  • Attend 2-3 community functions to display social hosting education
  • Host educational programming regarding social host laws
  • Discuss opportunities for strengthening social host laws with law enforcement
  • Disseminate materials for parents

-Alcohol and Drug Environmental Scan

  • An environmental scan will be conducted that will serve to better guide our future strategies in order to fully understand the issues surrounding alcohol and drug misuse in our community, learn about the agencies and organizations that are involved in addressing this issues, and learn about the strategies currently used in the community.

Goal: To improve the healthy nutrition options for Clark County communities.

Strategies:

-Backpack Lunch/Meal Program

  • MOLVH will actively collaborate with the Eat Right Be Fit Coalition to survey local school districts on current programs & establish partnerships with local school districts to provide food for students to take home.

-Healthy Food Bank

  • Participate in the Eat Right Be Fit Coalition.
  • Survey local food pantries to determine the current kinds and amounts of fresh food, any disparities or desired foods, and current community pantry donations.
  • Assess the current state of CSAs in local communities.
  • Working with our partners, we will develop and implement a plan to address the gaps uncovered through the assessment of current food pantry and CSA offerings.
  • MOLVH Dietary Department will use their professional expertise for recipes and cooking classes for healthy food options and super food ideas.

-School Food and Beverage Restrictions

  • MOLVH will survey Thorp School District and Owen-Withee School Districts regarding their vending machine choices.
  • MOLVH will provide schools and local daycare organizations with education/training on healthy (food) beverage options.

Goal: Reduce the rate of underage alcohol/drug use in northern Clark County communities.

Strategies:

-Social Host Liability Laws

  • MOLVH will actively participate in the Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force and Health Care Partnership (HCP)
  • Attend 2-3 community functions to display social hosting education
  • Host educational programming regarding social host laws
  • Discuss opportunities for strengthening social host laws with law enforcement
  • Disseminate materials for parents

-Alcohol and Drug Environmental Scan

  • An environmental scan will be conducted that will serve to better guide our future strategies in order to fully understand the issues surrounding alcohol and drug misuse in our community, learn about the agencies and organizations that are involved in addressing this issues, and learn about the strategies currently used in the community.

-Access to Telemental Health Services

  • MOLVH will expand telemental health services offered on-site from four visits per month to at least eight visits per month

  • MOLVH will continue to expand provider education on local telemental health services offered at MOLVH

  • In 2016 and 2017, MOLVH will assess other mental health services to be offered on-site.

Goal: Improve the overall mental health of the residents of Clark County

Strategies:

-QPR Training

  • MOLVH will train at least one staff member to be a local Train-the-Trainer for QPR
  • MOLVH’s QPR Train-the-Trainer will train internal medical staff and community members in QPR
  • MOLVH will remain active in the Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force (MBHTF)

-Access to Telemental Health Services

  • MOLVH will expand telemental health services offered on-site from four visits per month to at least eight visits per month
  • MOLVH will continue to expand provider education on local telemental health services offered at MOLVH
  • In 2016 and 2017, MOLVH will assess other mental health services to be offered on-site.

-Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

  • The Clark County Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force will promote mental health services and raise awareness of mental resources located in Clark County through the creation and distribution of a Mental Health Resource Guide.
  • MOLVH will actively participate in the Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force.
  • MOLVH will contribute to the development of the Resource Guide and actively distribute it.