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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Burnett Medical Center

Implementation Approaches

Objective #1: Improve access to counseling  

Implementation Activities:

  1.  Burnett Medical Center will keep an updated list of AODA counseling services, including NA/AA groups.
  2. Through Healthy Burnett, Burnett Medical Center will collaborate with AODA stakeholders to identify avenues of increased services.

Objective #2: Decrease the incidents of perinatal drug use and its impact on newborns

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will screen all women of child bearing age for alcohol and other drug use and appropriately counsel on the importance of abstinence. Referrals will be made as appropriate.
  2. Burnett Medical Center will actively participate in the Perinatal Illicit Drug Use Task Force which reports to Healthy Burnett.

Objective #3: Education and promotion of current resources 

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will provide educational resources targeted to this issue on our website and Facebook page.
  2. Burnett Medical Center will host educational events, such as a mock bedroom demonstration where participants try to find drugs and drug paraphernalia that are hiding in plain sight. An event like this educates and provides adults with awareness about alcohol and other drug abuse.

Objective #1: Improve access to counseling  

Implementation Activities:

  1.  Burnett Medical Center will keep an updated list of AODA counseling services, including NA/AA groups.
  2. Through Healthy Burnett, Burnett Medical Center will collaborate with AODA stakeholders to identify avenues of increased services.

Objective #2: Decrease the incidents of perinatal drug use and its impact on newborns

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will screen all women of child bearing age for alcohol and other drug use and appropriately counsel on the importance of abstinence. Referrals will be made as appropriate.
  2. Burnett Medical Center will actively participate in the Perinatal Illicit Drug Use Task Force which reports to Healthy Burnett.

Objective #3: Education and promotion of current resources 

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will provide educational resources targeted to this issue on our website and Facebook page.
  2. Burnett Medical Center will host educational events, such as a mock bedroom demonstration where participants try to find drugs and drug paraphernalia that are hiding in plain sight. An event like this educates and provides adults with awareness about alcohol and other drug abuse.

Objective #1: Educate patients on the importance of tobacco abstinence/cessation

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center providers will offer cessation counseling to all patients identified as current tobacco users including information for the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line.
  2. Burnett Medical Center providers will educate adolescents on the importance of tobacco abstinence at an age appropriate level.

Objective #1: Improve access to behavioral health services

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will begin offering Adult Psychiatric services via telemedicine.
  2. Research viability of adding Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatry services via telemedicine.

Objective #2: Increase awareness of behavioral health services 

Implementation Activities:

  1. Burnett Medical Center will have the Behavioral Health Providers brochures available in all areas of the facility for patients and providers to reference.
  2. Burnett Medical Center will support activities identified through Healthy Burnett that are designed to increase awareness of behavioral health issues and services.

Objective #3: Improve access to counseling  

Implementation Activities:

  1.  Burnett Medical Center will keep an updated list of AODA counseling services, including NA/AA groups.
  2. Through Healthy Burnett, Burnett Medical Center will collaborate with AODA stakeholders to identify avenues of increased services.