Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital

Gundersen
400 WATER AVE
HILLSBORO, WI 54634
Vernon County
Hospital Website
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Implementation Plan

Implementation Approaches

Goal: To reduce the obesity rate in our community

-Increase the number and types of physical activity programs available in our community

  • Strong Women Program Implementation and expansion of this program through 2018.
  • Community Education Events
  • Increase awareness of Gundersen St. Joseph’s physical fitness activities provided to the public. (Senior Fitness, water fitness, Minutes in Motion)

Goal: To improve nutrition of community members

-Provide healthy food choice education and support

  • Strong Women Program
  • Community and School Events
  • Vernon County Senior Mealsite Hillsboro

Goal: To expand the services provided by Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Clinic for all age groups

-Obtain Wisconsin State Site Certification of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Clinics.

  • Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Dept. provides assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of child, adolescent and adult clients
  • Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Dept. provides crisis prevention and intervention for all ages of patients

-Expand mental health services for children and adolescents.

  • To expand mental health services for children and adolescents
  • Parenting, social skills and risk prevention education for students, staff and parents of children with mental health diagnoses

Goal: Reduce the impact of chronic disease in our community

-Increase awareness of management strategies for chronic disease through education and free measurements of targeted health indicators.

  • Free Community Health Screenings
  • Provider and Nurse driven initiatives aimed at developing interventions for patients with chronic disease
  • Home Vital Sign Monitoring Program for patients at high risk of readmission to the hospital

Goal: To increase rate of compliance with recommended cancer screenings to ultimately reduce the incidence of cancer in the community

-Increase awareness and participation in recommended screenings for breast and colorectal cancer

  • Free Community Health Screenings
  • Provide educations through presentations at Community Events (i.e.: Dairy Breakfast, Local Fairs, etc.)
  • Preventive Care Registry

Goal: To expand the services provided by Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Clinic for all age groups

-Obtain Wisconsin State Site Certification of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Clinics.

  • Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Dept. provides assessment, diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of child, adolescent and adult clients
  • Gundersen St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Dept. provides crisis prevention and intervention for all ages of patients

-Expand mental health services for children and adolescents.

  • To expand mental health services for children and adolescents
  • Parenting, social skills and risk prevention education for students, staff and parents of children with mental health diagnoses