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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Implementation Approaches

Focus: Addressing unhealthy alcohol and drug use

Activities: 

  • Designate an Aurora caregiver to serve on the Healthy Brown County 2020 alcohol and drug use action group
  • Provide financial support for the Jackie Nitschke Center, a local alcohol and other drug abuse treatment center, through A Cause to Celebrate fundraising event held at the National Railroad Museum

Focus: Nutrition, physical activity and overweight/obesity

Activities: 

  • ABMC Wellness Manager will engage employees in fitness programs supported by our hospital
  • Actively participate in and financially support Live54218, a community obesity prevention initiative, for the second year in an initial three year start-up period
  • Organize, promote, and financially support the 3rd Annual Open Streets Green Bay to provide 2.5 miles of open street access for residents to engage in physical activity and explore many of the streets in Green Bay on foot or bicycle that otherwise can only be traveled by car
  • Sponsor and host the Spooky Sprint, a 1K, 5K and 10K run/walk, with a portion of the proceeds going to Sting Cancer, a passionate and committed collaboration of high schoool students and staff dedicated to reducing the effects of cancer by initiating and supporting programs and activities for the school and its community
  • Offer personal training provided by staff on ABMC Sports Medicine program and through consultation with the ABMC Bariatrics program
  • Participate in the Beyond Health Food and Nutrition Subcommittee

Focus: Addressing unhealthy alcohol and drug use

Activities: 

  • Designate an Aurora caregiver to serve on the Healthy Brown County 2020 alcohol and drug use action group
  • Provide financial support for the Jackie Nitschke Center, a local alcohol and other drug abuse treatment center, through A Cause to Celebrate fundraising event held at the National Railroad Museum
  • In partnership with AHCMG, develop a Suboxone Clinic within Brown County to assist in addressing opioid drug addiction

Focus: Access in an Aurora Health Care signature community benefit focus

Activities:

  • Provide appropriate follow-up with non-emergent patients using the ED for primary care
  • Continue to provide a bilingual AHCMG pediatrician to provide part-time medical care for N.E.W. Community Clinic and children at Nicolet School whose families do not have the resources to pay for health services
  • Provide financial support to N.E.W. Community Clinic
  • Provide access to pediatric specialty care in partnership with UW Health
  • Provide medical services at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay health center
  • Support the Well Baby Project, targeting high-risk children by: 
    - Screening all labor and delivery patients for risk factors contributing to child abuse and neglect. If a mother is deemed high-risk, a Community Partnership Program staff member provides information about community resources and schedules a home visit with the patient after discharge.
    - Providing financial support
  • Provide behavioral health referrals through telepsychiatric program
  • Implement protocols with primary care providers in our clinics focused on identifying patients suffering from depression

Focus: Youth injury prevention

Activities: 

  • Continue to partner with area school systems and community athletic organizations to offer reduced-cost youth sports physicals, free pre-season baseline concussion screenings and functional movement assessments
  • Provide licensed athletic trainer and physician support for athletic events
  • Continue to partner with AHCMG and BayCare Clinic staff for a consistent approach to post-concussion injury management
  • Continue to provide free health screenings and injury assessments by our licensed athletic trainers

Focus: Health professions education: primary care, rural medicine and emergency medical service (EMS) providers

  • Continue to serve as a learning site for University of Wisconsin WARM program third and fourth year medical students, with affiliated practices and coordination at distant sites for elective rotations in anesthesiology, internal medicine, neuroscience, OB/GYN, pediatrics, primary care, radiology, surgery, and other clinical experiences
  • Additionally, provide scholarships for paramedics, in partnership with Board Certified Emergency Physicians, to offer each spring and fall semester:
    - (2) $500 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) scholarships
    - (1) $500 advanced EMT scholarship and
    - (2) $1,000 paramedic scholarships
  • Host EMS Huddle sessions with a guest speaker for EMTs from the surrounding area with a presentation based on educational needs identified in previous huddle evaluations

Focus: 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

Focus: Chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer)

Activities: 

  • Promote, refer patients to and facilitate Healthy Living with Diabetes, a program for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • Provide cancer screening information and educational sessions at a variety of community venues and events
  • Provide skin cancer screening at a variety of community events
  • Provide financial support and distribute cancer prevention educational material at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
  • Provide breast cancer support groups
  • Provide community education on the risk factors, early warning signs of heart attack and stroke
  • Provide support staff as well as financial support to stroke inititatives, including educational presentations to the community and community partners
  • Continue annual financial support of American Heart Association
  • Provide support for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Green Bay's annual Crohn's Walk
  • Continue financial support for the Colon Cancer Coalition