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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin

Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department

Implementation Approaches

Objectives: 

  • Implement Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in at least one primary health care clinic or voluntary health organization to identify Substance Use Disorders, implement interventions on those identified as participating in unhealthy or risky behaviors and achieve a 25% referral rate for these individuals. 
  • Implement risk reduction education to 40 Waukesha County pregnant women annually in case management services at Safe Babies Healthy Families and the Waukesha County Public Health Division.
  • Implement risk reduction education to individuals who have a history of trauma/abuse and receiving services at the Women’s Center, Hebron House of Hospitality & Salvation Army Shelters, and the Hope Center or other community-based organizations serving the target population
  • The Addiction Resource Council and Waukesha County Public Health Division will provide early intervention and preventative health services to youth under age 21 through Waukesha County's underage drinking diversion/risk reduction evaluation program and drug screening

Objectives: 

  • Implement Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in at least one primary health care clinic or voluntary health organization to identify Substance Use Disorders, implement interventions on those identified as participating in unhealthy or risky behaviors and achieve a 25% referral rate for these individuals. 
  • Implement risk reduction education to 40 Waukesha County pregnant women annually in case management services at Safe Babies Healthy Families and the Waukesha County Public Health Division.
  • Implement risk reduction education to individuals who have a history of trauma/abuse and receiving services at the Women’s Center, Hebron House of Hospitality & Salvation Army Shelters, and the Hope Center or other community-based organizations serving the target population
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will reduce the number of Opiate Overdose Deaths in Waukesha County utilizing the Lifepoint Opiate Overdose Prevention and Treatment Program
  • The Addiction Resource Council and Waukesha County Public Health Division will provide early intervention and preventative health services to youth under age 21 through Waukesha County's underage drinking diversion/risk reduction evaluation program and drug screening

Objective: ProHealth Care Inc., Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital and Waukesha County HHS develop curriculum and delivery model to train 100 individuals to advocate for health or human service needs on behalf of a client, patient, family member or themselves.

Objectives: 

  • The Waukesha County Mental Health Advisory Committee will explore and create system-wide baseline data collection plan to quantify all identifiable costs for emergency detention in Waukesha County for the purpose of future development of alternative community mental health services.
  • Waukesha County Jail and HHS will define and implement ways to coordinate client services for those discharged from the jail between mental health and various community organizations for persons who have been incarcerated and also affected by mental illness.
  • Explore centralized intake systems that may be used in Waukesha County to improve client services and reduce duplication.
  • Explore the possibility to create and implement a county-wide multi-agency / hospital uniform client release for health information.