Brown County Prevention Coalition

Vision

Partners creating a healthy community.

Mission 

The Prevention Coalition will collaborate to develop priorities for prevention, use healthcare dollars effectively, and provide outreach to improve the quality of life in our community.

History

Started in 2013, click the link below to learn more.

Steering Committee Members

  • ADRC of Brown County
  • Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Aurora Health Care, Bay Care Clinic
  • Bellin Health
  • HSHS St Vincent Hospital, HSHS St Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Prevea Health
  • MetaStar, Inc.
  • Brown County Health & Human Services – Public Health Division
  • De Pere Health Department

 

Learn more about the Brown County Prevention Coalition

Purpose
  • To collaborate and cooperate to prevent duplication of effort and resources
  • To share and exchange data and analytics to drive the allocation of prevention resources
  • To encourage efforts and best practices among organizations with shared prevention visions
  • Adapt strategies to improve and ensure appropriate prevention resources
  • To advance policies to further the vision
Priorities
  • Advance Directives (Healthcare): Create opportunities for adults in Brown County to have the coversation and understand the urgency and need to complete a healthcare advance directive.
  • Fall Prevention: Reduce falls among the older adult population
Objectives
  • Monitor trends, analyze data, and report aggregate number of advanced care directives (AD) on file from Brown County health systems, and provide recommendations
  • Monitor trends, analyze data, and report aggregate number of falls reported to Emergency Rooms & charges annually, and provide recommendations
Strategies
  • Ensure that measurement parameters for healthcare advance directives align across healthcare systems.
  • Identify key partners to operationalize our efforts of education and awareness.
  • Collect historical data regarding guardianships completed annually by Brown County Adult Protective Services.

Prevention Coalition Contacts:

Direct questions or inquires for more information to one of these Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

 Barb Michaels, email:  barbara.michaels@browncountywi.gov

Jody Weisse, email: jody.weisse@hshs.org

Fall Prevention
Subcommittee

Advance Care Planning Subcommittee

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Loan Closets for Assistive Devices

Special Notice: ADRCs Loan Closet is closed to lending and accepting items. If you are unable to keep an item you have, please peel off ADRCs label and donate to another organization. Thank you. 

List of sources for borrowing, renting or purchasing assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.

Used Medical Equipment Listing

usedHME.com Free on-line listing service where people can buy, sell or donate used home medical equipment.  Enter your zip code to find equipment near you.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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