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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

St. Mary's Janesville Hospital

Implementation Approaches

Goals:

  • Reduce percentage of adults who are sedentary
  • Decrease percentage of low-income obese preschool children
  • Reduce percentage of adults with Body Mass Index >30

Action Plan: 

  • Provide a minimum of 15 educational outreach opportunities to various community agencies on an annual basis
  • Implement employee wellness activities for St. Mary's Janesville Hospital employees by 2018
  • Continue to promote the Fit Families Rock Program to Rock County residents
  • Support local walks and other activities which promote fitness with sponsorship funds
  • Participate in the Janesville Farmer's Market with healthy recipes and nutrition education from May-October annually
  • Honor requests from community organizations for speakers at healthy lifestyle presentations
  • Partner with Kandu to provide a Smart Lunch Room Assessment and create goals and objections based on the assessment
  • Continue to offer the Strong Women program three times per year (11-week sessions)
  • Create community awareness of Rock County's overweight/obesity program through Dean/St. Mary's Janesville Hospital radio show
  • Provide Mediterranean Diet Plan to all inpatients being observed with chest pain
  • Work closely with hospital cafe to offer a healthy variety of options

Goals:

  • Reduce percentage of adults who smoke
  • Reduce percentage of pregnant mothers who smoke
  • Reduce percentage of Dean Health Plan participants who smoke

Action Plan:

  • Enhance collaboration with Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation to help implement the First Breath Program (evidence-based smoking cessation program for pregnant mothers) at Dean Clinic by 2017
  • Create method to track referrals made throgh the Dean Clinic Family Practice and Internal Medicine Department into the Breathe Study (evidence-based smoking cessation counseling) conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison by 2018
  • Create "quit smoking" survival kits and distribute at the Great American SmokeOut for those self-identified as smokers. These kits will include Wisconsin Quitline information
  • Provide "quit smoking" survival kits to patients/visitors who smoke in the Dean and St. Mary's Janesville Hospital parking lot
  • Create a smoking cessation work group with clinic, hospital and community representation
  • Create community awareness of the dangers of smoking through the Dean and St. Mary's Janesville Hospital radio show
  • Provide prevention education to school-age children through various outreach efforts
  • Explore coordination efforts with Dean Clinic and the Breathe Study to provide smoking cessation to inpatients who qualify

Fall Prevention

Goals:

  • Decrease the age-adjusted death rate due to falls in Rock County
  • Decrease ED visits due to falls at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital

Action Plan:

  • Continue collaboration with Rock County Council on Aging to facilitate Stepping On Classes at Dean and St. Mary's Janesville Hospital
  • Create and distribute a fall prevention resource list to be distributed to all ER patients as well as inpatients age 65 and older who are treated and released due to a fall
  • Create community awareness of fall prevention by participating in Dean and St. Mary's Janesville Hospital's radio program
  • Collaborate with current St. Mary's Janesville Hospital fall prevention work group to align goals and activities