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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Memorial Medical Center-Neillsville

Implementation Approaches

Clark County Nutrition Goals:

  • Residents of Clark County will eat more nutritious foods and drink more nutritious beverages through: a.) Increased knowledge of what is nutritious and nutritious options b.) Increased access to fruits and vegetables c.) Decrease access to sugar-sweetened beverages and other less nutritious foods
  • There will be increased access to nutritious, affordable foods and beverages
  • Women who are nursing will have increased access to breastfeeding-friendly areas in public facilities
  • Clark County will reduce rates of adult obesity
  • Clark County will develop and incorporate public infrastructure promoting physical activity

MMC Current Actions:

  • Employee full-time registered dietitian
  • Attend +80% of eat right be fit coalition meetings
  • Program develop a reimbursable weight loss program.
  • Improve MMC cafeteria diet
  • Complete 3-5 educational community talks
  • Institute weight loss challenges in 3 industries.
  • Extract key data from new EMR

Clark County Health Improvement Goals:

  • Increase access to emergency and adjunct mental health resources.

MMC Actions/Goals:

  • Recruit a full time behavioral health counselor in our rural health clinic
  • Recruit an Advance Practice Provider with a mental health specialty

Overall Chronic Management Actions/Goals (related to Access):

  • Recruit full-time primary care physician
  • Further develop visiting endocrinologist practice

Clark County Health Improvement Goals:

  • Increase the ability of community members and providers to recognize the warning signs of suicide risk and respond through evidence-based, life-saving actions.

MMC Actions/Goals:

  • Identify further grant opportunities for advancement in mental health services
  • Continue QRS training as needed
  • Provide education to emergency department staff on acute management of mental health episodes.
  • Employee market place navigators and hold ongoing enrollment opportunities
  • Extract key data from new EMR
  • Add two additional medical school contracts to host/train medical residents

Overall Chronic Management Actions/Goals (related to Quality):

  • MMC became an Accountable Care Organization
  • Employee care coordinators to assist with assist in monitoring chronic care on a regular basis
  • Install chronic care management documents/education in EMR
  • Expand marketing materials to diabetic support group
  • Extract key data from new EMR

Overall Chronic Management Actions/Goals:

  • MMC became an Accountable Care Organization
  • Employee care coordinators to assist with assist in monitoring chronic care on a regular basis
  • Install chronic care management documents/education in EMR
  • Recruit full-time primary care physician
  • Further develop visiting endocrinologist practice
  • Expand marketing materials to diabetic support group
  • Extract key data from new EMR

Clark County Health Improvement Goals:

  • Decrease the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Increase access to emergency and adjunct mental health resources.
  • Increase the ability of community members and providers to recognize the warning signs of suicide risk and respond through evidence-based, life-saving actions.

MMC Actions/Goals:

  • Rise Together: A Wisconsin based outreach program, encourages students to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about; breaking the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs & alcohol. Rise Together was brought to Clark County and presented to over 1,800 students and three different high schools thanks to the partnership between Memorial Medical Center and the CCPP. Information was presented in large groups and one on one to help students find a place to heal.
  • Recruit a full time behavioral health counselor in our rural health clinic
  • Recruit an Advance Practice Provider with a mental health specialty
  • Attend 80% of mental health task force meetings
  • Identify further grant opportunities for advancement in mental health services
  • Continue QRS training as needed
  • Provide education to emergency department staff on acute management of mental health episodes.
  • Employee market place navigators and hold ongoing enrollment opportunities
  • Extract key data from new EMR
  • Add two additional medical school contracts to host/train medical residents