Our Center for Community Health Advancement (CCHA) health educators and community health experts at Marshfield Clinic Health System 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.
Current efforts include:
Question, Persuade, Refer
We provide Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training. These three basic steps teach how to help when someone is in crisis.
Ripple Effect Documentary
We host screenings of the suicide prevention documentary, The Ripple Effect, to create awareness and educate the public about suicide. The documentary shares the true story of a man who survived a suicide attempt.
Screen Free Week
We support Screen Free Week, a national campaign to unplug from screens when possible and have fun together. Learn more about Screen Free Week.
CCHA staff can help you develop and implement this campaign in your community. Contact us for more information.
Social and Emotional Learning
CCHA staff have developed a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program in collaboration with youth behavioral health specialists. This program teaches kids how to identify emotions and strategies to manage them, create awareness of other peoples’ perspectives and demonstrate how to develop healthy relationships.
We support Zero Suicide, a Marshfield Clinic Health System initiative to train departments in QPR and promoting suicide prevention efforts in the Health System’s service area.