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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Aspirus Riverview Hospital

Implementation Approaches

Creating safe and healthy communities for youth and adults by preventing and reducing harmful substance use.

Reduce and prevent underage drinking and unhealthy adult alcohol use and consumption

  • Increase Enforcement of Impaired Driving Laws
  • Evaluate Temporary Liquor Licenses
  • Support Age Compliance Checks for Alcohol Sales
  • Advocate for Policies to Improve the Alcohol Advertising Environment

Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced food systems

  • Farm to School
  • Farm to Hospital
  • Community Food Center

Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced food promotion and retail

  • Grocery Store
  • Farmers Market
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Corner Stores

Improve the physical activity of Wood County residents through bicycling & walking infrastructure improvements

  • Complete Streets
  • Community Design
  • Bike Share
  • Way Finding/Route Systems

Creating safe and healthy communities for youth and adults by preventing and reducing harmful substance use.

Reduce and prevent the misuse of prescription drugs, methamphetamine, and heroin

  • Support the Work of Wood County Drug Task Force
  • Provide Public Awareness and Education
  • Review Prescription Drug Prescribing Policies

Reduce and prevent the use of marijuana

  • Address Known Risk and Protective Factors
  • Conduct Community Needs Assessment
  • Educate Community
  • Review Drug-Free Workplace Policies

Enhance access and reduce barriers to utilize mental health services by residents, with a focus on at-risk populations

  • Connect Community to Mental Health Resources
  • Engage the Faith Community

Improve integration between behavioral health and primary care providers

  • Educate Primary Care Providers
  • Foster Closer Connections Between Service Providers
  • Improve Quality of Care

Improve chronic disease referrals and educational trainings through the improvement of community-clinical linkages in Wood County

  • Community- Clinical Linkages
  • Non- Rx Primary Care Providers
  • Non- Rx Mental Health Providers

Improve health outcomes for preconception through early childhood populations

  • Preconception and Prenatal Education
  • Evidence- Guided Home Visitation
  • Healthcare System Collaboration

Reducing the impact of chronic disease in Wood County by creating community and systems level change by empowering everyone to make healthy choices regarding nutrition and physical activity

Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced food systems

  • Farm to School
  • Farm to Hospital
  • Community Food Center

Improve the nutrition of Wood County residents through enhanced food promotion and retail

  • Grocery Store
  • Farmers Market
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Corner Stores

Improve chronic disease referrals and educational trainings through the improvement of community-clinical linkages in Wood County

  • Community- Clinical Linkages
  • Non- Rx Primary Care Providers
  • Non- Rx Mental Health Providers

Improve the physical activity of Wood County residents through bicycling & walking infrastructure improvements

  • Complete Streets
  • Community Design
  • Bike Share
  • Way Finding/Route Systems

To achieve the highest quality of mental health in the state.

Decrease mental health stigma within structural and social settings

  • Increase Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Support Positive Social- Emotional Development
  • Prevent Suicide
  • Foster Hope and Recovery

Enhance access and reduce barriers to utilize mental health services by residents, with a focus on at-risk populations

  • Connect Community to Mental Health Resources
  • Engage the Faith Community

Improve integration between behavioral health and primary care providers

  • Educate Primary Care Providers
  • Foster Closer Connections Between Service Providers
  • Improve Quality of Care

Decrease mental health stigma within structural and social settings

  • Increase Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Support Positive Social- Emotional Development
  • Prevent Suicide Foster Hope and Recovery

Improve the physical activity of Wood County residents through bicycling & walking infrastructure improvements

  • Complete Streets
  • Community Design
  • Bike Share
  • Way Finding/Route Systems

Achieving optimal health of youth and families by improving health systems, providing education, and strengthening partnerships.

Improve oral health outcomes for prenatal through preteen populations

  • Early Prevention Strategies
  • Wood County Healthy Smiles

Improve overall health among youth

  • Partnerships for Education
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveys
  • Providers and Teens Communicating for Health
  • Parent Network Dinners and Education

Improve health outcomes for preconception through early childhood populations

  • Preconception and Prenatal Education
  • Evidence- Guided Home Visitation
  • Healthcare System Collaboration