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Center for Community Health Advancement

  • We enrich lives by addressing health priorities in our communities.


    Our Center for Community Health Advancement (CCHA) team of health educators, community health experts and volunteers at Marshfield Clinic Health System works with hundreds of community partners including coalitions, businesses, schools, county programs and many others to address specific health needs of the communities we serve. We do this by continuously assessing our communities’ needs, identifying gaps, developing and implementing evidence based or promising practice programs, and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions. 

     

    We invite you to join us in promoting healthy communities by volunteering.

     

    In 2018, our CCHA team began an almost yearlong strategic planning process to identify our service area community health priorities. As part of the process, we conducted extensive data analysis, conducted key informant interviews with local, regional and statewide partners, and sought out experts in various fields to gain insight into the needs of our communities.  As a result, our system health priorities were identified and are known affectionately as the ABCS: Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Behavioral Health; Chronic Disease; and Social Determinants of Health. Learn more.

     

    View our 2019 Community Health and Wellness report


    Initiatives
    Our community health experts and health educators are collaborating on programs and initiatives that serve everyone in the community. Each are intended to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce health risks and help prevent public health problems, especially those relating to alcohol and drugs.
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    AmeriCorps

    Through Marshfield Clinic Health System, individuals have the opportunity to gain work experience while serving their community through the national service program, AmeriCorps. Health System AmeriCorp members serve a specific role focused on either education and afterschool programming, addiction recovery or volunteer management. Our members address a wide variety of community needs by serving local organizations. 

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    Behavioral, Emotional, Social, Traits (b.e.s.t.)

    Behavioral, Emotional, Social, Traits (b.e.s.t) is a screening tool that brings behavioral health care directly into schools. Teachers screen each student for b.e.s.t. After screening, follow-up is provided to the teacher to help analyze behavior patterns, reinforce positive behavior in the classroom and school-wide, and determine next steps for students needing extra support. 

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    Behavioral Health

    We implement multiple programs to bring behavioral health resources where they are needed most. Many communities in our service area have identified behavioral and mental health as a top priority. Our programs bring education and awareness efforts directly into the communities to support mental wellness for all. 

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    Chronic Disease

    We are working to improve access to healthy food, promote physical activity, and prevent and reduce tobacco/nicotine use, all of which contribute to a higher risk of chronic disease and improve quality of life. A chronic disease is a long-lasting health condition or one that develops over time, such as arthritis, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. 

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    Community Connections Team

    Our health care providers and staff know your health is affected by your community more than by the care you receive within the clinic walls. Patients are screened during health care visits to identify areas of need, such as food, transportation, clothing and utilities. Our Community Connections Team (CCT) enlists volunteers to connect patients with local resources to meet their needs and helps individuals improve their health and quality of life.

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    Community Investments

    We are committed to enriching lives by helping individuals and communities achieve their best health. Since 2012, CCHA, in collaboration with Security Health Plan, has offered community health grants and stipends supporting local initiatives, program and processes that address community health needs. 

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    Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY)

    This coalition aims to reduce and prevent substance abuse and improve mental health for Marshfield area youth. Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) brings together community organizations, parents, law enforcement, concerned citizens and students to achieve these goals through education, advocacy and community events. 

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    Northwoods Coalition

    This coalition is a conglomerate of community coalitions dedicated to substance abuse prevention. It provides support through funding, training and advocacy to the county and tribal nation coalitions in Marshfield Clinic Health System’s service area. Working with the community coalitions, Northwoods Coalition makes a larger collective impact to reduce substance use and create strong, healthier communities. 

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    Wisconsin Afterschool Network

    Our Center for Community Health Advancement team supports the Wisconsin Afterschool Network through advocacy and professional development for childcare providers. The Network’s goal is to ensure all children in our state have the opportunity to attend high-quality afterschool and out-of-school programs year-round. These programs provide opportunities and interventions for at-risk youth. 

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    Youth Net

    We offer a comprehensive afterschool program for Marshfield area youth ages 8-18 who are referred to our Youth Net program. Staff collaborate with parents, teachers and health care providers to set individualized goals for each student, which focus on helping them succeed in school, learn social and emotional skills, and live a healthy, active life.

    PARTNERS
    Our funding partners make a difference in the work we do. View a list of the funding partners for Center for Community Health Advancement.
    Join Us
    Community health starts with you. Opportunities to volunteer are available for adults and students.
    Contact Us
    Our Center for Community Health Advancement staff welcomes questions or comments you may have. Contact us via email or phone:
    Community Health Needs Assessments
    Learn more about how our services impact your community by viewing our community health strategies: