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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington

Implementation Approaches

  • Provide training to EMS agencies and quarterly continuing education
  • Screen for alcohol use as a cause for falls and injuries presented in our hospital ED when indicated
  • Refer ED patients to drug and alcohol programs when indicated
  • Provide training to EMS agencies and quarterly continuing education
  • Provide medical oversight and training to law enforcement for Narcan administration
  • Refer ED patients to drug and alcohol programs when indicated
  • Support and actively engage in local drug Take-Back programs and activities
  • Provide appropriate follow-up with non-emergent patients using the ED for primary care
  • Ensure coverage and care for uninsured and Medicaid-eligible patients using our ED for primary and dental care by actively screening patients for coverage through the Marketplace or financial assistance programs and assisting with application processes
  • Refer patients as appropriate to Health Care Network
  • Accept vouchers from Health Care Network for eligible diagnostic lab and radiology services
  • Provide Behavioral Health coordinator in our ED to assess and appropriately expedite referrals for behavioral health services
  • Through Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund grant: - support new basic behavioral health services including licensed clinical supervisor and language service at Health Care Network
  • Assure that patients and frail elderly persons referred to our Senior Resource Nurses are assessed for: - Behavioral health needs - Cognitive impairment (using MoCA -- Montreal Cognitive Assessment) - Family and social support - Home visits when possible - Nutrition needs - Pharmaceutical assistance program - Safe-At-Home or appropriate supportive placements - Transportation needs for follow-up care
  • Provide patient education and support for: - Advance Directives (Power of Attorney) - Family guidance and support services - Medication management/safety
  • Provide community education programs, Stepping On and Healthy Living with Diabetes
  • Develop an outreach strategy to promote the importance of first trimester care, including assessing the issue, partner engagement, production of educational and promotional materials and formulation of an outreach plan, targeting Hispanic and African American women
  • Offer free screenings for blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) in a variety of community settings and at community events
  • Provide educational information on blood pressure, cholesterol and overweight/obesity
  • Provide free drop-in blood pressure screenings at AHCMG clinics
  • Assure that patients and frail elderly persons referred to our Senior Resource Nurses are assessed for: - Behavioral health needs - Cognitive impairment (using MoCA -- Montreal Cognitive Assessment) - Family and social support - Home visits when possible - Nutrition needs - Pharmaceutical assistance program - Safe-At-Home or appropriate supportive placements - Transportation needs for follow-up care
  • Provide patient education and support for: - Advance Directives (Power of Attorney) - Family guidance and support services - Medication management/safety
  • Provide community education programs, Stepping On and Healthy Living with Diabetes
  • Hepatitis C: Patients in cohort are identified and screened Referrals, staging and standardized caredelivery process for our patient population are implemented for those who test positive
  • Provide Behavioral Health coordinator in our ED to assess and appropriately expedite referrals for behavioral health services
  • Through Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund grant: - support new basic behavioral health services including licensed clinical supervisor and language service at Health Care Network
  • Provide trauma-informed and victim-sensitive services to people of all ages who have been affected, including forensic evidence collection, through 24/7 coverage
  • Provide SDFI®-TeleMedicine forensic photodocumentation based on and designed around the Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Refer as appropriate to medical, clinical, counseling and advocacy services
  • Through Aurora’s Better Together Fund grant: - support expansion of operations at Women’s Resource Center of Racine and counseling - support expansion of sexual assault counseling services at Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan - Racine County
  • Provide two babysitting classes annually to area teens, with education on babysitting as a business, baby development, baby safety with CPR and choking, baby care, and including a video by the American Safety & Health Institute

Newborn Health and Safety

  • Develop an outreach strategy to promote the importance of first trimester care, including assessing the issue, partner engagement, production of educational and promotional materials and formulation of an outreach plan, targeting Hispanic and African American women
  • Provide two babysitting classes annually to area teens, with education on babysitting as a business, baby development, baby safety with CPR and choking, baby care, and including a video by the American Safety & Health Institute