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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Implementation Approaches

Proposed Action:

  • Partner with various community agencies and school on educational outreach dealing with mental health, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse awareness

Proposed Actions:

  • Participate and support the development of the Great Sauk State Trail to promote walking, running, and bicycling.
  • Collaborate with the Sauk Prairie School District Physical Education Department to expand their heart rate monitor program. Expand to a minimum of one additional school district.
  • Lead and participate in the Sauk Prairie Wellness Movement to promote better nutritional habits and physical activities. In doing so, examine closely the needs and motivational cues among the residents of the Bluffview neighborhood in order to develop effective programs. This action step could also include revisiting the “Kids Count” program in conjunction with the Sauk Prairie School District.
  • Grow the SPH Wellness Services for Businesses to promote healthy lifestyles among the working population and their family members.
  • Join with other interested groups in Spring Green, Plain, Arena, Mazomanie, and Black Earth to foster health and wellness coalitions that address local needs. Related to Mental Health Issues, these groups should concentrate efforts on increasing opportunities for socialization among at-risk populations.
  • Offer pre-/post-natal exercise classes to address obesity in pregnant women that provides resources, including nutrition and exercise.
  • Through their primary care provider, offer free or low cost access to the Wellspring Wellness Center to qualified patients based on need and/or income.
  • Participate in and support the initiatives of Activate Lodi.
  • Continue to expand “Stir It Up” program beyond the Tower Rock School.

Proposed Action:

Partner with various community agencies and school on educational outreach dealing with mental health, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse awareness

Proposed Action:

  • Initiate a Sauk Prairie Healthcare “Breathe Easy Quit Smoking” campaign including caregiver training and community-based classes for the public.

Proposed Actions:

  • Provide intensive education and individualized follow up to inpatients and families regarding management heart failure and diabetes.
  • Through their primary care provider, offer free or low cost access to the Wellspring Wellness Center to qualified patients based on need and/or income.
  • Make staff available to provide education outreach to community groups.
  • Examine opportunities to collaborate with area ambulance providers to create a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) program. This type of program can include services such as providing telephone advice to 9-1-1 callers, chronic disease management, post-discharge follow up, and many other services.
  • Assemble an SPH “Chronic Condition” task force to develop strategies for addressing unmet needs of patients and residents with specific diagnoses.
  • Initiate a Sauk Prairie Healthcare “Breathe Easy Quit Smoking” campaign including caregiver training and community-based classes for the public.

Proposed Actions:

  • Participate in and/or help form local suicide prevention coalitions. SPH currently participate on the Sauk Prairie Coalition
  • Develop a Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) training program for law enforcement, teachers, guidance counselors and clergy in conjunction with the Sauk County Health Department
  • Partner with various community agencies and school on educational outreach dealing with mental health, suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse awareness
  • Participate in a support the activities of the Lodi Community Action Team as they relate to addressing mental health issues
  • Work with interested law enforcement agencies and ambulance services to examine the concept of the “community paramedic” to help address the mental health crisis situations and follow up needs
  • Collaborate with regional providers to increase access to mental health services
  • Join with other interested groups in Spring Green, Plain, Arena, Mazomanie, and Black Earth to foster health and wellness coalitions that address local needs. Related to Mental Health Issues, these groups should concentrate efforts on increasing opportunities for socialization among at-risk populations.