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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Monroe Clinic

Implementation Approaches

Goal 1: Increase awareness of alcohol and drug abuse as a problem by June 2019.

  • Expand the campaign to have a billboard in each Green County community, and explore public service announcement opportunities by 2017.
  • Obtain a Green County Human Services Prevention Specialist in 2016.
  • Staff a Green County Fair booth with print materials and giveaway items, 2016 to 2019.
  • Support, outreach and promote the PARTY Program at the PAC, 2016 to 2019.
  • Collaborate with other community groups such as Better Brodhead, GUPPY (Green County United Prevention Professionals for Youth), FAITH Addiction (Fighting Addiction It Takes Help), etc., 2016 to 2019.
  • Develop and implement a Green County businesses survey to determine the level of knowledge of substance abuse by area employers, 2016 to 2019.

Goal 2: Increase awareness of the drug and alcohol abuse solutions that have been developed by June 2019.

  • Expand the campaign to have a billboard in each Green County community, and explore public service announcement opportunities, by 2018.
  • Support, outreach, promote, and staff Reality Check, 2016 to 2019.
  • Staff a Green County Fair booth with print materials and giveaway items, 2016 to 2019. Expand with booths at other community events by 2017.
  • Collaborate with Better Brodhead to promote behavioral change.
  • Follow up and make recommendations based on the results of the Green County Businesses survey, which will determine employers’ level of knowledge of treatment resources.

Nutrition Education and Food Security:

-Goal 1: By June 2019, Green County residents will have increased access to available food resources.

  • Prepare a comprehensive list of available food resources in Green County, including location, usage, and date of food availability in 2016.
  • Monitor excesses and shortages of food (food deserts) by resource and location, including food pantries’ capacity for refrigerating produce in 2016.
  • Identify resources that meet residents’ transportation needs in 2016.
  • Coordinate with the Monroe Farmers Market USDA grant to increase access to fresh foods for underserved population by 2018.
  • Expand the Monroe Farmers Market with more vendors and customers, including increased participation by underserved population through the promotion of WIC and SNAP EBT at the market by 2018.
  • Use the UW Extension Food Security Survey to continually evaluate the needs of the communities in Green County.
  • Develop an educational outreach and awareness plan of available food resources in 2016.
  • Research the feasibility, based on community partner support, for a point-of-need pantry for Green County schools by 2019.

-Goal 2: By 2019, there will be increased availability and consumption of “healthier food” in food resource centers.

  • Expand gardens at schools with garden programs, in order to supply more produce to their cafeterias in 2018.
  • Provide opportunities for ongoing education at various sites and referrals, such as meal planning, grocery shopping, recipes and tips on using healthy food alternatives by 2018.
  • Collect and analyze child and adult Body Mass Index data and conduct a third grade countywide BMI survey in 2016.
  • Interview food pantry coordinators to identify existing food quality, refrigeration resources and needs, pantry resources and usage, and ways to reduce waste in 2016.
  • Assess food pantries’ desire to implement the Safe and Healthy Food Pantries project, and implement if willing in 2016.
  • Share successes from the Monroe School District cafeteria PEP grant project with other Green County school meal programs in 2016.

-Goal 3: By June 2019, a collaboration will be maintained between Green County Health Department, Monroe Clinic: Women’s Health, Birth Center and Pediatrics, La Leche League of Monroe, Stephenson County Health Department and advocates of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding support, as evidenced by reaching and maintaining greater than 75% breastfeeding rates at one-month postpartum.

  • Secure two Monroe Clinic champions, who will endorse and promote a common breastfeeding message, with each champion’s role defined by the positions they hold in 2016.
  • Conduct a breastfeeding survey of all Green County employers in 2016.
  • Develop a comprehensive breastfeeding resource with a mainstream message that can be disseminated to the community by 2017.
  • Create a centralized referral system for women who need breastfeeding support and increase the referrals by 2019. This includes expanding Breastfeeding Champion training for office staff.
  • Complete a breastfeeding assessment with two Green County employers and offer resources to assist them in implementing breastfeeding friendly policies in 2016.
  • Create a plan for a variety of shared learning opportunities and professional development in order to strengthen the capacity of the breastfeeding service delivery system (prenatal through pediatrics) and the continuation of skilled lactation support by 2018.
  • Monroe Clinic will train two to four registered nurses as certified lactation counselors by 2017.

Physical Activity:

-Goal 1: Increase Green County residents’ usage of the Badger Trail by 11% from 42,000 to 46,000 by June 2019.

  • Obtain Department of Natural Resources trail usage data by 2016.
  • Assess existing trails for conditions, barriers, connectivity and signage issues.
  • Compile an assessment report, and distribute and educate stakeholders on the findings.
  • Develop a marketing plan promoting trail usage.

-Goal 2: Promote to 20 Green County businesses a ‘Company to Company’ physical activity challenge by June 2019.

  • Conduct a survey of work places that are currently offering physical activity challenges to employees.
  • Research the program that is most effective.
  • Develop, implement and promote an employer tool kit to Green County businesses.
  • Evaluate and track progress.

Goal 1: Increase awareness of alcohol and drug abuse as a problem by June 2019.

  • Expand the campaign to have a billboard in each Green County community, and explore public service announcement opportunities by 2017.
  • Educate and distribute medication safety information in 2016.
  • Implement an educational program with speakers in the schools in 2016. Promote the Generation Rx program with speakers from UW School of Pharmacy in the schools by 2017.
  • Obtain a Green County Human Services Prevention Specialist in 2016.
  • Staff a Green County Fair booth with print materials and giveaway items, 2016 to 2019.
  • Support, outreach and promote the PARTY Program at the PAC, 2016 to 2019.
  • Collaborate with other community groups such as Better Brodhead, GUPPY (Green County United Prevention Professionals for Youth), FAITH Addiction (Fighting Addiction It Takes Help), etc., 2016 to 2019. 
  • Develop and implement a Green County businesses survey to determine the level of knowledge of substance abuse by area employers, 2016 to 2019.

Goal 2: Develop solutions to drug and alcohol abuse in Green County communities by June 2019.

  • Develop a Green County Drug Treatment court with higher accountability for the using offender by 2017. Staff will attend drug court training in June 2016.
  • Distribute medication lock boxes to reduce access to medications of abuse, 2016 to 2019.
  • Promote the sale of medication lock boxes to community pharmacies in 2016.
  • Expand access to Vivitrol and other medication-assisted therapy to ensure effective treatment is available in a timely manner by 2019.

Goal 3: Increase awareness of the drug and alcohol abuse solutions that have been developed by June 2019.

  • Expand the campaign to have a billboard in each Green County community, and explore public service announcement opportunities, by 2018.
  • Educate and distribute medication safety information in 2017.
  • Support, outreach, promote, and staff Reality Check, 2016 to 2019.
  • Staff a Green County Fair booth with print materials and giveaway items, 2016 to 2019. Expand with booths at other community events by 2017.
  • Collaborate with Better Brodhead to promote behavioral change.
  • Follow up and make recommendations based on the results of the Green County Businesses survey, which will determine employers’ level of knowledge of treatment resources.

Goal 1: Identify and define the mental health needs in Green County by June, 2017.

  • Administer, study, and evaluate mental health assessment tools and results shown in Youth Risk Behavior Survey, BESS (Behavioral and Emotional Screening System), Better Brodhead, a physician survey, and an ER data summary.
  • Create a written summary report of mental health needs, and publicize and present this report to community partners.

Goal 2: Improve the ability of para-professionals and community partners to support the mental health needs of the community by June, 2019.

  • Explore the integration of primary care resources with behavioral health care resources.
  • Establish a clinical therapist within the Monroe Junior High School for grades 6 to 8.
  • Plan and offer mental health first aid trainings in Green County communities.
  • Explore the possibility of a satellite counseling office in the Brodhead area.
  • Offer mental health trainings to allied health professionals and clergy.
  • Implement a depression screening QI initiative in 2016 that will serve as a screening process metric for Monroe Clinic.
  • Apply and support the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program for a Community Changemakers Behavioral Health Grant.