Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center

Mercy Health System
N2950 STATE ROAD 67
LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
Walworth County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

Objective: Support Decreased Substance Abuse

Strategies: 

  • Host AA meetings at Mercy locations

Objective: Support Obesity Education

Strategies: 

  • Provide free health screenings at community events
  • Increase access to diabetes education programs at Mercy Health Mall
  • Sponsor 4th and 5th grade track meet to promote exercise and fitness
  • Wellness course for elementary school children
  • “My Plate” education and activity at health fairs
  • Increase “Healthy Image” Program

Objective: Support Decreased Substance Abuse

Strategies: 

  • Increase drug rehabilitation program utilization
  • Partner with drug prevention programs

Objective: Promote Smoking Cessation

Strategies: 

  • Increase access to Mercy's “Smoking Cessation” program
  • Create a scholarship program to bear some of the cost of the smoking cessation program
  • Provide a free "Commit to Quit" support group
  • Provide a stop smoking helpline through MercyCare
  • Offer a free stop smoking wellness program for employees
  • Work with the school districts to create an early education prevention program for children
  • Mail educational materials about lung cancer screenings

Objective: Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Strategies: 

  • Open an outpatient mental health program for teens and young adults
  • Offer a suicide survivor support group through the Options program

Objective: Increase Access to Dental Care

Strategies:

  • Statewide dental service project to provide preventive service and restorative care

Objective: Promote Hypertension Awareness

Strategies: 

  • Participate in community health fairs
  • Free screening days at clinics
  • Mercy-led community events
  • "Lunch and Learn" events held throughout the year to increase knowledge of heart failure and hypertension
  • Mailings with wellness tips
  • Provide access through Mercy website to hypertension screening tool

Objective: Support Obesity Education

Strategies: 

  • Provide free health screenings at community events
  • Increase access to diabetes education programs at Mercy Health Mall

Objective: Support Yearly Pap Test

Strategies: 

  • Educate on importance of PAP testing at community events
  • Mailings to women needing PAP testing

Objective: Colorectal Cancer Screening Education

Strategies: 

  • Provide education and awareness at community health fairs
  • Distribute publications on the importance of colorectal cancer screening
  • Increase access to gastroenterology physicians in the community
  • Send educational materials to the public

Objective: Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Strategies: 

  • Open an outpatient mental health program for teens and young adults
  • Offer a suicide survivor support group through the Options program

Objective: Autism Support

Strategies: 

  • Create an autism treatment fund
  • Provide autism awareness education at community health fairs
  • Provide autism screenings at pre-K screening events