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Rural Health Day

Wisconsin’s rural communities are wonderful places to live, work, and visit. They are also communities where health care providers deliver innovative, affordable, and holistic primary care. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to Celebrate the Power of Rural by honoring the…

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SUD – Marshfield Ladysmith

Marshfield Ladysmith assembled a Recovery Task Force which completed a community asset map, developed the Rusk County Resource Guide of SUD recovery resources, completed a strategic plan, and began training peer-to-peer recovery counselors to address their lack in the county…

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SUD – Essentia St. Mary’s

In 2021, Essentia St. Mary’s-Superior assembled a community network representing 31 organizations and completed a SUD-focused needs assessment and strategic plan with the goal of implementing a prevention, treatment, and recovery program for those with opioid and other SUDs.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

As Apiari (contractor for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Project) began working with Western Wisconsin Health, they found out that the hospital wasn't aware that their EMR had a built in antimicrobial report. The report shows how many antibiotics are being prescribed.…

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Rural EMS Listening Sessions

The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health held a series of EMS listening sessions in rural areas across the state in October and November of 2018. The intent was to give a platform for rural EMS providers to describe their work, and the…

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EMS Assessment and Best Practices

In 2016, we asked all ambulance services in Wisconsin about their patient care policies and practices for the treatment of time critical diagnosis patients. Then, in 2018, we issued resources on best practices for EMS agencies based on that initial assessment. Our office plans to complete another such assessment in 2019.
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