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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Implementation Approaches

Impact Goal: Increased linkages to appropriate care for behavioral health

Strategies:

For our community:

  • Provide financial support for the Jackie Nitschke Center, a local alcohol and other drug abuse treatment center, through 2019 “A Cause to Celebrate” fundraising event
  • Designate an Aurora team member to serve on the Healthy Brown County 2020 alcohol and drug use action group

Impact goal: Increased opportunity for physical activity and good nutrition

Strategies:

For our patients:

  • ABMC Wellness Manager will engage employees in fitness programs supported by our hospital

For our community:

  • Actively participate in and financially support Live54218, a community obesity prevention initiative
  • 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 local high school students and staff dedicated to reducing the effects of cancer by initiating and supporting programs and activities for the school and its community
  • Participate in the Beyond Health Food and Nutrition Subcommittee
  • Provide financial support to the Green Bay YMCA Strong Kids Campaign to assist needy families with membership costs

Impact Goal: Increased linkages to appropriate care for behavioral health

Strategies:

For our community:

  • Provide a suboxone clinic, located in the AHCMG Family Practice clinic in our Sports Medicine Building, to assist in addressing opioid drug addiction
  • Provide financial support for the Jackie Nitschke Center, a local alcohol and other drug abuse treatment center, through 2019 “A Cause to Celebrate” fundraising event
  • Designate an Aurora team member to serve on the Healthy Brown County 2020 alcohol and drug use action group

Impact goal: Increased access to care

Strategies:

For our patients:

  • Provide appropriate follow-up with non-emergent patients using our emergency department (ED) for primary care
  • Actively screen patients for coverage through the Marketplace or financial assistance programs and assist with application processes
  • Provide access to pediatric specialty care in partnership with UW Health

For our community:

  • Continue to provide a bilingual AHCMG pediatrician three days per week to deliver medical care for N.E.W. Community Clinic for children and their families who do not have the resources to pay for health services
  • Provide financial support to N.E.W. Community Clinic
  • Provide nurse practitioner for women’s health 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

Impact goal: Increased number of providers within Brown County

Strategies:

For our community:

  • 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
  • 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 EMT Huddle sessions with a guest speaker for EMTs from the surrounding area with presentations based on educational needs identified in previous huddle evaluations

Impact goal: Increased awareness and control of chronic disease

Strategies:

For our patients:

  • As part of a system-wide population health strategy, identify and screen clinic patients at risk for hepatitis C; treat those who test positive

For our community:

  • Provide two evidence-based Healthy Living with Diabetes programs per year, free and open to the public, to cover understanding diabetes, getting the right healthcare, monitoring blood glucose, learning about food and diabetes, adding activity to one’s life, understanding medications and living with diabetes
  • In partnership with BayCare Clinic, 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
  • Host breast cancer support groups at our hospital
  • Continue financial support for the Colon Cancer Coalition
  • Continue financial support of American Cancer Society
  • Provide community education on the risk factors, early warning signs of heart attack and stroke
  • 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
  • Provide financial support to community stroke education event

Impact Goal: Increased linkages to appropriate care for behavioral health

Strategies:

For our patients:

  • Provide depression screening to all internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology patients
  • Provide linkages to Willow Creek Behavioral Health for patients who present in our ED with a behavioral health complaint
  • Provide behavioral health referrals through our telepsychiatric program

For our community:

  • Provide financial support to Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention “Be the Light” walk

Impact Goal: Increased number of providers within Brown County

Strategies:

For our community:

  • 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
  • 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

Impact Goal: Increased access to care

Strategies:

For our community:

  • Provide nurse practitioner for women’s health 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

 

Youth Injury Prevention

Impact goal: Improved youth concussion prevention, identification and intervention

Strategies:

For our community:

  • Partner with area school systems to offer free pre-season baseline concussion screenings
  • Partner with ACHMG staff for a consistent approach to post-concussion injury management including post-concussion testing and Return to Learn/Return to Play guidance
  • Provide licensed athletic trainer and physician support for high school athletic events to deliver first aid, provide medical support and field and equipment inspection
  • Provide non-concussion injury and illness care including assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, Return to Play decision-making, and communication between the physician, coach and family
  • Provide administrative services to establish athletic event venue emergency plans, manage site medical supplies, maintain electronic medical records, and analyze and report on injury trends
  • Provide free health screenings and injury assessments by our licensed athletic trainers