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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Memorial Medical Center-Neillsville

Implementation Approaches

  • MMC will work to promote and communicate the connections of the partnership to Transform Wisconsin and their grant to introduce joint use agreements for recreational facilities in Clark County.
  • MMC can assist in various ways to get the word out both internally and externally with our community networks in an effort to actively support this initiative.
  • MMC will actively collaborate with the partnership in their efforts to coordinate and promote clubs that provide physical fitness and nutrition education
  • MMC will support the partnership in their efforts to develop policies that support residents in achieving increased physical activity and healthier lifestyles.
  • MMC will support the efforts of the partnership to promote physical activities available throughout the county through both paper and electronic formats.
  • MMC will continue to support the Mc Milers program which is a healthy living program that encourages both staff and the community to engage in physical activities while tracking their miles of walking to improve health.
  • MMC will support the partnership through other potential healthy eating initiatives that may present themselves as collaborative opportunities in the upcoming years.
  • MMC will support the partnership in its effort to build collaborative opportunities with the local food pantries to expand nutritional support and education
  • MMC will continue to support the grant opportunities that are being researched by Clark County Public Health that could assist with hiring additional mental health professionals.
  • MMC will work with the partnership in the development and implementation of policies that support residents by providing access to preventative screenings.
  • MMC will develop a designated referral process for positive screening, especially for those who cannot afford care.
  • MMC will work with the partnership to support all existing and future potential grants for the provision of transportation services that are able to be made available to those that need that assistance in Clark County.
  • MMC will work with the partnership to create, maintain and communicate information about a transportation resource list indicating all available free and low cost transportation options to service area members, making it available to all primary clinics to improve access for medical appointments.
  • MMC will actively distribute and promote the created transportation list once it is completed.
  • MMC will work with the partnership in the development and implementation of policies that support residents by providing access to preventative screenings.
  • MMC will develop a designated referral process for positive screening, especially for those who cannot afford care.
  • MMC will work with the partnership and be proactive in its efforts to make preventative screening resources for risk factors to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease (cholesterol, BMI, blood sugar, blood pressure) more present in the MMC service area.
  • MMC will work with the partnership to raise general public awareness of risk factors to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. MMC will share marketing and financial resources to support the partnership if its efforts to build capacity and educate the public of Clark County.
  • MMC will work with the partnership to measure and report the demand for mental health within the county.
  • MMC will support the partnership in its mental health efforts by sitting on the Mental Health Task Force for Clark County.
  • MMC will continue to support the grant opportunities that are being researched by Clark County Public Health that could assist with hiring additional mental health professionals.
  • MMC will actively participate in the development of a mental health referral resource guide that indicates locations and times available for mental health resources in the county. MMC will make this resource guide available to all primary care physicians to improve the overall management and referral of mental health issues in our service area
  • MMC will work with the partnership to support all existing and future potential grants for the provision of transportation services that are able to be made available to those that need that assistance in Clark County.
  • MMC will work with the partnership to create, maintain and communicate information about a transportation resource list indicating all available free and low cost transportation options to service area members, making it available to all primary clinics to improve access for medical appointments.
  • MMC will actively distribute and promote the created transportation list once it is completed.