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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Kenosha Medical Center Campus

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Expand and target education program methods and offerings to reach a larger audience in at risk groups

Objective: Increase education efforts related to: Substance abuse and /unintentional overdosing and tobacco use prevention

  • Collaborate with community agencies and healthcare providers to heighten awareness and provide education related to Substance abuse and unintentional overdosing and tobacco use
  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Evaluate substance abuse screening method currently being used in the primary care physician’s office
    - Increase primary care physicians’ awareness of early signs and symptoms of dependency and of the available community resources for their patients
    - Develop a process for providing patients resources for help, or a direct referral for patients at risk for substance abuse and unintentional overdose and tobacco cessation
    - Sponsor community outreach activities for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Evaluate data from utilization of screening tool to establish characteristics of population specific groups
    - Utilizing the data identified from the screening tools, target the content of the community outreach activities to the identified largest population for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Sponsor community outreach activities sessions for health care practitioners and the community
    - Design and implement an evaluation process to determine if patients who received referrals feel that they benefitted from the referral

Objective: Increase education efforts related to nutrition/physical activity

  • Collaborate with community agencies and healthcare providers to heighten awareness and provide education on nutrition and physical activity
  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Evaluate education practices in the following areas to determine to what degree education is provided to heighten awareness regarding steps to increase: Nutrition; and Physical Activity
    - Identify potential and interested partners
    - Brainstorm initiatives and identify best practices
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Participate in community task forces which are attempting to address nutrition and physical activity awareness
    - Offer community opportunities to educate on nutrition and physical activity
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Develop and begin using materials and education programs to teach about nutrition and physical activity

Goal: Expand and target education program methods and offerings to reach a larger audience in at risk groups

Objective: Increase education efforts related to: Substance abuse and /unintentional overdosing and tobacco use prevention

  • Collaborate with community agencies and healthcare providers to heighten awareness and provide education related to Substance abuse and unintentional overdosing and tobacco use
  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Evaluate substance abuse screening method currently being used in the primary care physician’s office
    - Increase primary care physicians’ awareness of early signs and symptoms of dependency and of the available community resources for their patients
    - Develop a process for providing patients resources for help, or a direct referral for patients at risk for substance abuse and unintentional overdose and tobacco cessation
    - Sponsor community outreach activities for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Evaluate data from utilization of screening tool to establish characteristics of population specific groups
    - Utilizing the data identified from the screening tools, target the content of the community outreach activities to the identified largest population for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Sponsor community outreach activities sessions for health care practitioners and the community
    - Design and implement an evaluation process to determine if patients who received referrals feel that they benefitted from the referral

Goal: Expand and target education program methods and offerings to reach a larger audience in at risk groups

Objective: Increase education efforts related to: Substance abuse and /unintentional overdosing and tobacco use prevention

  • Collaborate with community agencies and healthcare providers to heighten awareness and provide education related to Substance abuse and unintentional overdosing and tobacco use
  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Increase primary care physicians awareness of availability of tobacco cessation classes for patients.
    - Develop a process for providing patients resources for help, or a direct referral for patients at risk for substance abuse and unintentional overdose and tobacco cessation
    - Sponsor community outreach activities for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Evaluate data from utilization of screening tool to establish characteristics of population specific groups
    - Utilizing the data identified from the screening tools, target the content of the community outreach activities to the identified largest population for health care practitioners and the community
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Sponsor community outreach activities sessions for health care practitioners and the community
    - Design and implement an evaluation process to determine if patients who received referrals feel that they benefitted from the referral

Objective: Assess and address barriers to Primary Care Practitioner Services and implement strategies that will improve access

  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Evaluate the United Hospital System Medical Staff Development Plan (MDSP) to identify the physician specialties where the community may be underserved regarding the number of physician providers
    - Work in collaboration with internal and external resources to assist patients as it relates to determining eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP and ACA Marketplace enrollment and eligibility to assist in removing barriers to care
    - Assess current office schedules of the United Medical Group to identify where there may be capacity in the schedules to add in patient visits
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Target physician recruitment based on the results of the analysis of the MSDP
    - Design services and initiate construction of an ambulatory surgical center to meet the needs of the community
    - Continue assisting patients as it relates to determining eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP and ACA Marketplace enrollment and eligibility to assist patients in removing barriers to care
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Reassess the MSDP with respect to the number of providers in the community
    - Open the ambulatory surgery center
    - Continue assisting patients as it relates to determining eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP and ACA Marketplace enrollment and eligibility to assist patients in removing barriers to care
    - Based on the success of the pilot effort to revise physician office schedules to increase opportunity for patient visits, expand the use of revised physician office schedules to other areas

Objective: Expand and target educational programs to reach a larger audience in the at risk population

  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Collaborate with community agencies and local healthcare providers to create resources
    - Evaluate current educational practices in the area of chronic diseases to provide education
    - Participate in community task forces that are attempting to address chronic disease in the community
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Develop and begin using educational materials and programs for use in teaching about chronic disease
    - Expand knowledge in offering healthy cooking classes for the renal diet at a Meet and Greet Event for CKD patients
  • Year 3 (2019):
    - Provide community education by UMG physician regarding chronic disease prevention and management

Objective: Actively participate in efforts to raise mental health awareness in the community

  • Collaborate with community agencies and mental health providers to heighten awareness and provide education regarding steps that can be taken to increase mental health awareness
  • Year 1 (2017):
    - Evaluate current educational practices in the following areas to determine to what degree education is provided to heighten awareness regarding mental health: Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, UMG Clinic, Providers, Patients, Family Members
    - Participate in Community task forces which are attempting to address mental health issues
  • Year 2 (2018):
    - Develop and begin using educational materials and programs for use in teaching about mental health
  • Year 3 (2018):
    - Analyze mental health/suicide statistics to compare demographics with previous demographic data regarding mental health and suicidal patients and determine future direction