Wisconsin

Innovations

Managed Care Entity Funded By Public Agencies Reduces Institutionalization and Recidivism, and Improves School Attendance and Functional Ability Among Emotionally Disturbed Youth 03/30/14

Funded by and receiving referrals from the various public systems serving at-risk youth, Wraparound Milwaukee is a managed care entity that pays for and supports the provision of coordinated...

Care Coordinators Engage in Culturally Sensitive Discussions About Advance Directives With Seniors, Increasing Completion Rates and Reducing Disparities Between African Americans and Whites 07/11/13

As part of an organization-wide initiative to reduce disparities, HealthPartners (an integrated health care financing and delivery system based in Minneapolis) employs a culturally sensitive,...

Online Clinic Enhances Access to and Reduces Costs of Care for Minor Health Problems, Generates Significant Time Savings and High Satisfaction Among Patients 05/03/13

HealthPartners, a large integrated health plan and provider system, offers residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan an online clinic that diagnoses and treats roughly 40 minor health...

With Support From Collaborative, Primary Care Practices Identify and Address Behavioral Health Issues, Reducing Binge Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Depression Symptoms 01/31/13

The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles supports primary care practices in identifying and addressing various behavioral health issues in patients, including drug, alcohol, and...

Nurse Case Managers Offer Low-Resource Transitional Care Services, Reducing Readmissions for At-Risk, Community-Dwelling Veterans in Remote Areas 01/25/13

Nurse case managers at a Veterans Affairs hospital use defined protocols to provide inhospital counseling and advocacy and post-discharge, telephone-based support to at-risk, community-dwelling...

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