28 communities in Wisconsin receive designations
[Boscobel, WI] – Boscobel, Fennimore and Muscoda have again received a Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation. The community had previously received a designation in 2018 and this renewal is recognition of continued work and program towards improving local health.
This program is intended to recognize and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin communities, and to promote cooperation across multiple sectors.
“We are proud to be among the 28 Wisconsin communities that received designations this year,” shared Theresa Braudt, Gundersen Boscobel Administrator. Gundersen Boscobel staff spearheaded the effort to submit for this designation.
The designation recognizes the community at the Bronze level for its work to improve and increase behavioral health opportunities, including behavioral health primary care integration. It also recognizes the work done in creating a sensory-friendly environment and in offering new wellness workshops.
The Healthy Communities Designation program is designed to be accessible to communities of all shapes and sizes, both rural and urban. The definition of community is broad and can include counties, municipalities, neighborhoods and other self-defined, place-based communities in Wisconsin. The program uses a three-tiered approach – gold, silver and bronze – which are meant to provide a trajectory and serve as a guide for communities as they continue to strive toward better health.
“Receipt of this designation is important to Gundersen Boscobel and our community as it recognizes the work we do to improve the health of our community,” concluded Natalie Tollefson, Manager, Business Operations.
The Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation is an initiative offered by the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group of the UW Population Health Institute (UWPHI), in collaboration with diverse statewide groups. The Healthy Communities Designation program, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, is designed to recognize and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin. To learn more about the program, visit the program website: www.wihealthycommunities.org
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