Bellin Health aligns with various organizations and local health departments to plan for the community's future health needs.
Our commitment to community health improvement extends beyond the walls of our healthcare facilities. We actively engage with community partners to create a network of support and resources for the people we serve in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This collaborative approach ensures that we meet our population’s needs holistically and allows everyone to thrive at all stages of life.
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
These reports contain an overview of the process used to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
- Bellin Community Health Needs Assessment 2021 - Brown County
- Bellin Community Health Needs Assessment 2018 - Brown County
- Bellin Community Health Needs Assessment 2021 - Oconto County
Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP)
Our Community Health Implementation Plan (CHIP) is a comprehensive effort to create a healthier future for the people in our community. We work with local health departments and non-profit organizations to identify the community’s primary health issues and consider external factors affecting health.
We use proven prevention methods to improve population health and help people take charge of their well-being. We can identify community strengths, existing resources and potential gaps by developing action plans. With a solid commitment to our plan, we continue to make a meaningful impact.
Focusing on community health is crucial to promoting the well-being of individuals and populations. By implementing effective strategies, communities can address health disparities, improve access to healthcare services and enhance overall health outcomes. As we expand our services across the region, we work diligently to address public health issues to find ways to create stronger, healthier communities.
To achieve our objectives, we utilize evidence-based practices and data-driven approaches. We continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our initiatives to ensure we are making a difference in the lives of others. We improve our plans when needs are identified to ensure we always aim for the best results.
Individuals who manage their health and prevent sickness can improve the community's overall wellness. In addition to addressing immediate health concerns, Bellin Health focuses on educating the community about the precautionary health measures they can incorporate into their lives to stay well. We prioritize early detection and disease awareness initiatives, such as educational cancer prevention events for the population we serve, to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
Cancer Prevention Events
Skin Cancer Awareness & Prevention - 2023
A nurse practitioner with Bellin Health's cancer program met with health students at West De Pere High School to discuss sun safety and skin cancer prevention. Prior to the event, sun safety and skin cancer quizzes were sent to the health teacher to assess student knowledge of the subject. Once the quizzes were returned, educational material was developed, along with a 'Jeopardy!' game to review the talking points.
Packers vs Cancer Presented by Bellin Health - 2023, 2022
This initiative was aimed at raising awareness about all cancers. Together, the Packers, Bellin Health and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation collaborated in an effort to educate the public and Packers fans about the importance of early cancer screening and detection.
Beat the Pack - 2021
Partnering event with Bellin Employer Clinic for Fincanteri Marine Group. One-on-one smoking cessation coaching sessions with employees at three different sites for eight weeks. A total of 22 classes were held in the six-month period of January through June of 2023. There was a total of 184 participants; 12 employees confirmed quitting smoking by the end of their program, and 20 more employees significantly decreased their use by half a pack or more.
Bellin Health understands that community health improvement requires collaboration and engagement from various stakeholders. We actively involve community members, healthcare providers, local organizations and government agencies with our enterprises. By working together, we can identify the community’s specific needs and develop targeted interventions, offering conscientious solutions.
One key focus of our plan is to address social determinants of health. We understand that education, personal funds, housing and access to healthy food can affect population health. With these factors in mind, we can create sustainable changes by identifying and addressing underlying social aspects as an organization.
Our Community Benefit Report demonstrates the many ways our health system contributes to the community. It explains how our efforts improve life for you, your family and your neighbors. As our organization continues to grow, our commitment to those we serve remains strong. Our robust efforts have created a meaningful presence locally and will continue to bring a bright future to the populations we serve.
As we expand through our merger of equals with Gundersen Health System, take a moment to learn more about their Community Assessments, Plans & Contributions.