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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Sacred Heart Hospital

Implementation Approaches

  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center - will continue to provide high quality assessment, intervention, and residential Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment for our community and surrounding areas.
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through Monthly Community Seminars, and a variety of other community venues.
  • Voices in Prevention Action Team -HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will continue its’ current support for this action team of Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) to further community education and awareness around as lead for this action team of Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) to further community education and awareness around alcohol misuse in the Eau Claire area. Evaluations of events/programs will be developed and used to track any changes in community knowledge and/or behaviors. County Health Rankings will be tracked as well.
  • SHEC will continue community education and awareness of the potential risk factors of obesity via the use and promotion of HealthAware On-line Risk Assessment. Assessments that will be promoted include, but are not limited to, HeartAware, SleepAware, StrokeAware and ColonCancerAware.
  • SHEC will continue to partner with HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in the promotion of their on-line health assessment tool, “GO” Chippewa Valley. This site encourages people to move at least 15 minutes per day and provides health information, an on-line exercise and diet tracking tool called GO myway and information about upcoming classes/events that the hospital’s Community Health Department coordinates/hosts.
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center - will continue to provide high quality assessment, intervention, and residential Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment for our community and surrounding areas.
  • L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center- will continue to provide AODA education through Monthly Community Seminars, and a variety of other community venues.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will continue to work closely with community partners, including the Eau Claire County Department of Human Services and the City County Health Department, Insurance agencies/brokers, Churches and many more, to advance community awareness around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and encourage enrollments into the Health Insurance Marketplace or other insurance assistance programs. The hospital will collaborate with the other members of the Eau Claire County ACA Team that the hospital was instrumental in founding two years ago.

-Suicide Prevention Initiative

  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s 3D Community Health Department will integrate and coordinate suicide prevention activities across multiple sectors and settings in collaboration with Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership, Eau Claire Healthy Communities, and multiple other community partners to promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable. Strategies will include community trainings of QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) program as well as a variety of events, activities and displays pertaining to suicide prevention.

-Suicide Community Awareness Campaign

  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s 3D Community Health Department will work to increase community awareness and knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and that promote wellness and recovery. Collaboration with multiple community partners will occur on an ongoing basis. An objective will be to promote effective programs and practices i.e. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase protection from suicidal risk and promote connectedness among residents of Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.

-Mental Health Community Awareness Campaign

  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s 3D Community Health Department, in collaboration with the hospital’s Marketing Department will implement research-informed communication efforts designed to reduce the stigma around mental illness by changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in defined segments of the population. We will work to increase communication efforts conducted online (utilizing social media and other mediums) that promote positive messages and promote public awareness that mental health and physical health are equal and inseparable components of overall health.

-State Behavioral Health Alignment

  •  HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital will continue support and participation in a collaborative effort between HSHS Western and Eastern Wisconsin to align Behavioral Health Services between the hospitals and other behavioral health partners. Alignment and coordination of services within the state will demonstrate success.
  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s 3D Community Health Department will continue to work collaboratively with the hospital’s Behavioral Health Department to provide community education within the community. Events/sessions will be evaluated for effectiveness and measurements of success will be developed.