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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Edgerton Hospital and Health Services

Implementation Approaches

Goal: Contribute to a decrease in hospitalization rates due to alcohol and drug abuse.

Strategies: 

  • Continue to collaborate with community partners and advocate for reduced tobacco use, alcohol, and substance abuse by increasing education and awareness within the school and community.
  • Provide community members educational materials and programs to help individuals sustain an applicable lifestyle and behavioral change due to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.
  • Implement a support group or management program in collaboration with Healthy Edgerton Coalition.

Goal: Contribute to a decrease in obesity by promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

Strategies: 

  • Collaborate and participate in various community initiatives that teach, encourage, and promote adequate and appropriate nutrition and physical activity in the community to reduce obesity.
  • Will expand community partnership and engagement opportunities with Edgerton and Milton School Districts to help reach hospitals goal of creating a “healthier community.”
  • Increase and expand the availability of obesity programs in the community by providing educational programs that focus on the heart, diabetes, and high blood pressure as well as nutrition, physical activity and overall wellness.

Goal: Contribute to a decrease in hospitalization rates due to alcohol and drug abuse.

Strategies: 

  • Continue to collaborate with community partners and advocate for reduced tobacco use, alcohol, and substance abuse by increasing education and awareness within the school and community.
  • Provide community members educational materials and programs to help individuals sustain an applicable lifestyle and behavioral change due to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.
  • Collaborate and support medication drop off site(s) within the community.
  • Implement a support group or management program in collaboration with Healthy Edgerton Coalition.

Strategies:

  • Continue to collaborate with community partners and advocate for reduced tobacco use, alcohol, and substance abuse by increasing education and awareness within the school and community.

  • Provide community members educational materials and programs to help individuals sustain an applicable lifestyle and behavioral change due to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.