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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Bay Area Medical Center

Implementation Approaches

  • Continue to financially support the two major initiatives in the community – The Healthy Youth Coalition
  • Continue to provide leadership, resources and expertise in the programs currently supported.
  • Become more involved and financially supportive of the Healthy Youth Coalition
  • Support the Tri City HR group’s Employee awareness program designed to build awareness and educate employees about substance abuse.
  • Sponsorships of area runs and walks
  • School system Physical education Financial support
  • YMCA Healthy Youth program
  • Bike safety programs
  • Employer Health fair/ screening program
  • BAMC employee health programs
  • BAMC Waterfront Run
  • BAMC Menominee River century Bike Ride
  • Caring Hearts walk
  • High school physicals
  • Weight loss programs
  • Partnerships with other local entities on obesity/exercise programs
  • Expend local health events by one per year
  • Focus on school children by providing education to promote healthy habits.
  • Continue to financially support the two major initiatives in the community – The Healthy Youth Coalition and the Anti Opiate Task force.
  • Continue to provide leadership, resources and expertise in the programs currently supported.
  • Become more involved and financially supportive of the Healthy Youth Coalition
  • Continue our prescription drug drop program to a prescription drug program and expand community access to safe drug disposal options.
  • Support the Tri City HR group’s Employee awareness program designed to build awareness and educate employees about substance abuse.
  • Use medical staff leadership to raise awareness among prescribers around new state and federal laws that impact prescription practices.
  • Absorb Federal and state payment shortfalls and unreimbursed costs
  • Financial assistance policies, including providing charity care to qualifying patients and self-pay discounts
  • Financial Support for the Twin Counties Free Clinic
  • Discounted tests and procedures for the Free Clinic
  • Free Financial Counseling 
  • Free Clinic Volunteers and No-cost Clinic administration apace
  • Coordination the Behavioral Health alliance
  • Continue to recruit primary care physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, specialty care physicians to the area
  • Continue to promote colorectal screening program
  • Expanded promotion of Health Exchange information in light of potential change to ACA
  • Clinic locations into Marinette and Menominee County locations
  • Provide community education on how to access health care and improve decision making skills among members of the community
  • Provide community education on how to access health care and improve decision making skills among members of the community
  • Continue to promote colorectal screening program
  • Coordination the Behavioral Health alliance
  • Bike safety programs