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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

St. Clare Hospital

Implementation Approaches

Action Plan:

  • Provide a minimum of four educational outreach and/or partnership opportunities to various community agencies and/or schools on an annual basis dealing with mental health, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse awareness
  • Conduct an annual day-camp for children that provides tools for coping with the effects of drugs or alcohol in the lives of their parents or adults beginning 2017
  • Design and deliver four annual education outreach programs to schools and churches that provide tools for dealing with suicide prevention, mental health issues and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Partner with St. Clare Center alcohol/drug abuse residential and outpatient programs to provide spiritual counseling
  • Partner with Sauk and Columbia Counties as part of their drug, alcohol and suicide prevention programs

Goals:

-Reduce percentage of adults with BMI > 30 in Sauk and Columbia counties
-Reduce percentage of adults who are sedentary in Sauk and Columbia counties

Action Plan:

  • Provide a minimum of eight programmatic and/or educational outreach opportunities to various community agencies on an annual basis
  • Participate in community-based and business-specific health fairs
  • Support local walks, runs, triathlons and other activities which promote fitness with sponsorship funds
  • Honor requests from community organizations for speakers at healthy lifestyle presentations
  • Create community awareness of Sauk and Columbia County’s overweight and obesity program through Dean and St. Clare Hospital’s radio programming
  • Conduct a faith-based 10-week weight loss program through parish nursing program
  • Work collaboratively with Administrative Council and St. Clare Hospital Nutrition Services to offer healthy variety of café options
  • Partner to create and implement “Healthy Eating” programs in district schools and local community centers by linking with area farmers and nutritional experts
  • Enhance the farm-to-table concept by creating a program of learning in food courses and cooking classes at local schools and community “tables”
  • Partner with area businesses to provide for enhanced health and wellness technology options
  • Educate the community of the benefits of healthy eating at locations like health fairs and grocery stores
  • Write articles promoting fitness in community media and through the hospital’s newsletter
  • Continue to support and implement a childhood fitness program in collaboration with local school districts titled “Fun & Fit” program for all 3rd grade fitness classes in the Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells school districts
  • Create and implement a plan addressing obesity and potential morbid obesity in pregnant women that provides resources, including nutrition and exercise, leading to improved obstetrical health and childbirth outcomes

Action Plan:

  • Provide a minimum of four educational outreach and/or partnership opportunities to various community agencies and/or schools on an annual basis dealing with mental health, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse awareness
  • Conduct an annual day-camp for children that provides tools for coping with the effects of drugs or alcohol in the lives of their parents or adults beginning 2017
  • Design and deliver four annual education outreach programs to schools and churches that provide tools for dealing with suicide prevention, mental health issues and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Partner with St. Clare Center alcohol/drug abuse residential and outpatient programs to provide spiritual counseling
  • Partner with Sauk and Columbia Counties as part of their drug, alcohol and suicide prevention programs
  • Implement a new tele-psychology program that includes 16 hours of consult time per month for hospital and clinic use with advanced practice providers. Track annual utilization (%) of tele-psychology hours used per month for new program, set to begin in second quarter of 2016 on St. Clare Hospital’s campus

Goal: Decrease the number of age-adjusted deaths due to heart disease and diabetes in Sauk and Columbia counties

Action Plan:

  • Provide a minimum of eight programmatic and/or educational outreach opportunities to various community agencies on an annual basis
  • Participate in area health fairs, both community based and business specific, and speak to dietary measures that will decrease obesity, reduce stress and education on strategies and regimes to slow the progression of chronic disease
  • Create and utilize a real time readmission interview tool at St. Clare Hospital
  • Collaborate with area ambulance services to create and implement a Mobile Integrated Health program using community paramedics
  • Provide intensive education and individualized follow up to inpatients and families regarding management of heart failure and diabetes from St. Clare Hospital
  • Create and provide education to area nursing homes and assisted living facilities to improve the health of their residents
  • Create community awareness of chronic disease options and proactive programming through Dean/St. Clare Hospital’s radio show
  • Create personalized telephone follow up programming to heart failure patients after discharge from St. Clare Hospital
  • Provide appointment access via new area clinic hours for area diabetics to improve self-management skills at Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells Dean Clinics
  • Provide palliative care consults for inpatients and their families to allow for short and long-term goal setting to increase ability to live with chronic illness from St. Clare Hospital
  • Create and implement a structured weekly telephone call program to heart failure patients from St. Clare Hospital staff
  • Host annual diabetes seminar at St. Clare Hospital for communities served
  • Conduct a faith-based 10-week weight loss program through parish nursing program
  • Provide spiritual and emotional care programing through St. Clare Hospital to patients and loved ones

Goals:

-Decrease age-adjusted death rate due to suicide in Sauk and Columbia counties
-Decrease number of poor mental health days in Sauk and Columbia counties

Action Plan:

  • Implement a new tele-psychology program that includes 16 hours of consult time per month for hospital and clinic use with advanced practice providers. Track annual utilization (%) of tele-psychology hours used per month for new program, set to begin in second quarter of 2016 on St. Clare Hospital’s campus
  • Provide a minimum of four educational outreach and/or partnership opportunities to various community agencies and/or schools on an annual basis dealing with mental health, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse awareness
  • Create and implement a required suicide prevention seminar for all care delivery staff on assessment, triggers, risk and remediation of suicide for both inpatients and outpatients beginning January 2016
  • Conduct an annual day-camp for children that provides tools for coping with the effects of drugs or alcohol in the lives of their parents or adults beginning 2017
  • Design and deliver four annual education outreach programs to schools and churches that provide tools for dealing with suicide prevention, mental health issues and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Build and pilot a mental health five-point assessment tool into St. Clare Hospital’s EPIC (electronic health care record system) by the third quarter of 2017
  • Conduct Grief Share, a 15-week, bi-annual grief support group at St. Clare Hospital
  • Partner with St. Clare Center alcohol/drug abuse residential and outpatient programs to provide spiritual counseling
  • Partner with Sauk and Columbia Counties as part of their drug, alcohol and suicide prevention programs
  • Provide weekly Hope House presentations in partnership with parish nurses
  • Create community awareness of mental health by participating in SSM Wisconsin Northern Region radio programs
  • Conduct Grapevine community presentations
  • Deliver annual community presentations on “Attitude of Gratitude” and journaling
  • Work collaboratively with the local Boys and Girls Club to build a girls mentor/role model program providing coaching in appropriate communication and other socially acceptable behaviors and skills