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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Richland Hospital

Implementation Approaches

1. Increase and support maintaining and creating more access to resources for those battling substance abuse

Support / Promote the availability of Narcotics Anonymous in Richland Center

Goal: 

  • Help to get the information about this program to those who would benefit from it.

Provide addiction medicine in primary care settings through RH Rural Health Clinics

Goal: 

  • Muscoda Health Center (MHC)
    a. Support Dr. Andy Wright’s practice in providing treatment to people in the Muscoda area experiencing substance use disorders.

Create a Comprehensive Resource Page on the hospital’s website

Goal: 

  • The goal would be to create the resource in conjunction with community stakeholders. Create a maintenance plan. Promote it to the community so that those who need information have can find it. Utilize SEO to ensure that the resource is easily found on search engines.

2. Reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Richland County, Spring Green, and Muscoda

Consistent, thoughtful consideration to evaluate support of community events

Goal: 

  • We will review and edit our donation policy to include evaluation of responsible alcohol guidelines as a measure to evaluate whether or not to support.

Support local schools in their efforts to provide drug and alcohol free social opportunities for kids

Goal: 

  • Provide financial or manpower support for all local school district efforts

3. Increase awareness of the substance abuse problem and help create an environment of collaboration for change.

Support RCCFAC

Goal: 

  • Support Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council’s (RCCFAC) efforts in decreasing substance abuse with hospital employee support, financial support and improved information dissemination.

1. Reduce Richland County’s adult obesity rate by offering programs and providing educational opportunities that give people healthy eating tools.

Support Farm to School efforts at all school districts in our market

Goal:

  • Identify which schools in our market have Farm to School Programs and assess what we can do to support the efforts already being made.

Support Richland Fitness In Total (FIT)

Goals: 

  • Always have at least one hospital representative on the coalition.
  • To help Richland FIT maintain a strong and sustainable coalition committed to preventing childhood and adult obesity in Richland County
  • Support their Point of Purchase Program and help increase access to healthy options/ choices by creating self-sustaining programs at food stands, grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants.
  • Increase awareness of Richland FIT by communicating the value to the community.

2. We want to help increase the number of kids and adults who engage in physical activities including organized and recreational sports.

Grow our A.C.E. Camp (Agility. Core. Excellence)

Goal:

  • To increase the number of kids participating in ACE Camp and thereby helping them to be able to be more active.

Support and promote Southwest Partner efforts

Goal:

  • Inspire more people to go out and experience beautiful Southwest Wisconsin through physical activity

Host / participate / volunteer at community events that promote activity or healthy eating

Goal:

  • Improve awareness about available resources so that participation increases.

1. Increase and support maintaining and creating more access to resources for those battling substance abuse

Provide addiction medicine in primary care settings through RH Rural Health Clinics

Goal: 

  • Muscoda Health Center (MHC)
    a. Support Dr. Andy Wright’s practice in providing treatment to people in the Muscoda area experiencing substance use disorders.

Create a Comprehensive Resource Page on the hospital’s website

Goal: 

  • The goal would be to create the resource in conjunction with community stakeholders. Create a maintenance plan. Promote it to the community so that those who need information have can find it. Utilize SEO to ensure that the resource is easily found on search engines.

2. Reduce the number of alcohol-impaired driving deaths in Richland County, Spring Green, and Muscoda

Support local schools in their efforts to provide drug and alcohol free social opportunities for kids

Goal: 

  • Provide financial or manpower support for all local school district efforts

3. Increase awareness of the substance abuse problem and help create an environment of collaboration for change.

Support RCCFAC

Goal: 

  • Support Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council’s (RCCFAC) efforts in decreasing substance abuse with hospital employee support, financial support and improved information dissemination.

1. Reduce Richland County’s adult obesity rate by offering programs and providing educational opportunities that give people healthy eating tools.

Grow and Expand Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP).

Goal: 

  • Expand DEEP into more communities that we serve. (As of 2017-This program is now the Diabetes Prevention and Support Group)

1. Increase the number of mental health providers in Richland County by 2019.

Grow the Senior Life Solutions (SLS) program

Goal: 

  • 2018 – Support the argument that there is a need to add a track and expand the program.
  • 2019 – Grow the program to capacity for the second track.

Support the Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) Mental Health Coalition

Goal:

  • The Richland Hospital will work with Richland Medical Center to be part of the regional coalition that will be developing implementation plans with the ultimate outcome of a regional improvement in behavioral health, improved physical health among those with behavioral health conditions, and improved prevention and healthcare resources.

2. Decrease the number of poor mental health days for individuals living in Richland County, Muscoda, and Spring Greeen

Improve access to information about existing, local mental health resources

Goal:

  • Create a process and procedure whereby agencies, organizations, and groups can easily submit information about services or events to the hospital with the understanding that each will be assessed and if appropriate promoted via hospital website.

Support and Promote Local Grief Support Groups

Goal: 

  • The Richland Hospital will work with Home Health United and other organizations to ensure that grief support opportunities continue to be offered locally and that individuals needing to utilize these resources are aware of them.
  • Research grief support offerings in Spring Green and Muscoda so that we can promote them to the communities.

Support and Promote Southwest Partner efforts

Goal: 

  • To work with Southwest Partners to help inspire our youth to pursue skills and then jobs that allow them to stay in our area as a contributing members of the community.
  • Create greater exposure of Southwest Partner projects and events to inspire the population to experience beautiful Southwest Wisconsin and gain the mental health benefits achieved from being out in nature.

1. Reduce Richland County’s adult obesity rate by offering programs and providing educational opportunities that give people healthy eating tools.

Maintain our Baby Friendly Certification

Goal:

  • To have 80% of moms who deliver at Richland Hospital breastfeed initially.
    - The Surgeon General’s goal is to have 75% of moms breastfeed initially