Community Connections Team
Our Marshfield Clinic Health System health care providers and staff know your health is affected by your community more than by the care they can provide you 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 and families improve their health and ultimately, their quality of life.
In 2017, through a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc., Marshfield Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire developed CCT to engage student and community volunteers. Today, the CCT program has expanded to multiple campuses within the Health System service area and collaborates with additional community partners, such as UW-Stevens Point.
The process of meeting needs begins during the medical visit when patients are screened for caregiver support, job search, childcare, health insurance, housing and more.
Our volunteers give their time within the health care setting to assess patients’ social needs and connect them with community resources to address underlying social needs that can negatively impact their health.
Learn more about CCT
Our volunteers are trained to connect you with local resources. To volunteer or be connected with resources, contact us.