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Rural Health & Economic Development Forum April 9, 2009 Kathryn Otto Director of Healthcare Initiatives 608.443.1963.

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1 Rural Health & Economic Development Forum April 9, 2009 Kathryn Otto Director of Healthcare Initiatives

2 Topics Background on Thrive Examples of partnership approaches Workforce Wellness project of the Healthcare Leadership Collaborative (HLC)

3 Regional viewpoint Grow the region’s economy in ways that preserve and enhance quality of life.

4 Agriculture BiotechnologyHealthcare Target sector approach

5 Examples of partnerships Promotion of the WHA/UW Extension – Economic Impact of Hospitals Report Survey of regional nursing workforce through support from the Rennebohm Foundation and in conjunction with the Wisconsin Center for Nursing Connecting regional healthcare institutions with local food efforts (processing and distribution)

6 Healthcare Leadership Collaborative Beaver Dam Community Hospital Columbus Community Hospital Dean Health Plan Dean Health System Divine Savior Healthcare Edgerton Hospital Fort Healthcare GHC - South Central Wisconsin Home Health United HospiceCare Mercy Health System / Plan Meriter Health Services Oakwood Village Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation Prairie Clinic Reedsburg Area Medical Center Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative St. Mary's Dean Ventures SSM of Wisconsin St.Clare Hospital St. Mary's Hospital The Alliance The Monroe Clinic Unity Health Plan Upland Hills UW Hospital & Clinics UW Medical Foundation UW School of Nursing Watertown Regional Medical Center Wisconsin Medical Society

7 Purpose of the HLC Workforce Wellness project Through a collective focus on workforce wellness, the Healthcare Leadership Collaborative will: improve the health of our own workforce, thereby strengthening our own organizations; improve the health of the workforce overall, thereby reducing the unsustainable long-term demand for services; and ultimately build a competitive advantage for all businesses in the region.

8 Target behaviors NutritionPhysical activity Tobacco use Alcohol consumption Positive impact on behavior

9 Measurable goals Improved outcomes 60% of workforce at a healthy weight Change in employee behavior 82.5% of workforce are low- or no-risk in regard to alcohol consumption 87% of workforce are smoke free 25% of workforce partake in healthy fruit and vegetable consumption 61% of workforce are engaged in healthy physical activity Engagement of employers 100% of the HLC organizations have adopted a formal wellness framework 10% increase in the number of businesses in the 8-county region with a formal wellness framework


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