Health365 eNews
September 2014 • Volume 6, Issue 6

Becoming Wisconsin’s Healthiest Community

Creating the healthiest community in Wisconsin will happen when we partner together and build upon each community’s strengths. Please join us on June 19, 2014 from 8a.m. to 2p.m. to continue our discussion focused on strategies for making our communities healthier. Experts and professionals will share how their community is making a difference, as well as the causes and consequences of obesity.


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Creating the healthiest community in Wisconsin will happen when we partner together and build upon each community’s strengths. Please join us on June 19, 2014 from 8a.m. to 2p.m. to continue our discussion focused on strategies for making our communities healthier. Experts and professionals will share how their community is making a difference, as well as the causes and consequences of obesity.

Scheduled presenters are:

  •     Mike Wallace – President and CEO Fort HealthCare
  •     Healthiest Community in Wisconsin
  •     Richard Telfer – UW Whitewater Chancellor
  •     Healthy Communities
  •     Jon Morgan – State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  •     Joe Nehmer – Jefferson County Parks Department
  •     Active Community Environments


The day’s agenda also includes complimentary refreshments and a chance to hear updates on activities from several local community coalitions. We hope to bring participants from seven communities in Jefferson, Dodge, and Walworth Counties together at Fort Atkinson High School to network and learn more about the epidemic of obesity and how partnering together can help change the behaviors of community members.

As the director of Fort HealthCare’s wellness-improvement initiatives, Bridget Monahan is intricately involved in helping to build health improvement strategies with area partners. She explains, “Over the past three years, the six healthy community coalitions have been hard at working increasing both water consumption and physical activity in Cambridge, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, and Whitewater.”

Fort HealthCare is working with these community-based coalitions to mobilize their assets. The key goal is to reduce obesity in adults by three percent in Jefferson County by 2016. Monahan adds, “The expertise and guidance of the Department of Public Health as well as implementing some of the assessment tools and strategies that we’ve been working on will provide area communities with the knowledge and skills needed to help create an infrastructure that can lead to important changes in the overall health of each community. Partnerships between the communities and Fort HealthCare will maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication over time. The result will undoubtedly be one that will shift the culture in our region to one of making healthier choices, and therefore, improve the health outcomes of area residents.” Fort HealthCare’s community health improvement activity directly supports its Mission and Vision. Fort HealthCare’s Mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community with a Vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin.
 
Fort HealthCare President and CEO, Mike Wallace, states, “We believe the goal to create Wisconsin’s Healthiest Community is an incredibly important undertaking. To continue to make this happen, we have to educate area residents as to the benefits of becoming the healthiest community, help each community be ready to embrace and act upon health-related messages, and help area residents see the benefits of making lifestyle improvements and having a relationship with a primary care physician. We also hope to motivate all individuals to see how their health affects the overall population.”
 
Fort HealthCare is dedicated to helping support county-wide strategies for positive changes in our residents’ health behaviors, including their access to important healthcare services. The strategies for addressing these issues include keeping area residents active and physically fit, engaged with primary care, out of the hospital, safe in their community and well in their workplace.
 
Wallace notes, “At Fort HealthCare, we’re committed to greater engagement in the overall health of the community and are actively encouraging other individuals to join us. Our partnerships are the foundation for our mutual success. It’s our goal to provide information, education, programs and tools that our communities can put in place to help individuals and families enjoy good health for now and in years to come.”
 
This year’s Healthy Community Health Summit is being held at the Fort Atkinson High School. Join the discussion focused on making our communities healthier.

RSVP by June 13th @ FortHealthCare.com/HealthSummit

Snacks and Lunch will be provided to those that attend

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Center for Joint Replacement Announces New Service

Orthopedic Associates is proud to announce the addition of a new service to the Center for Joint Replacement.


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Orthopedic Associates is proud to announce the addition of a new service to the Center for Joint Replacement.

On June 16, 2014 the Center for Joint Replacement will add a Shoulder program to their services. The Arthroplasty (TSA), Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (RTSA), and Hemiarthroplasty.

As with the Center for Joint Replacements current services for Hips and Knees, patients will be scheduled to attend a mandatory pre-operative education class. This class incudes an educational power point presentation by the Joint Care Coordinator, one on one meeting with a Pharmacist, the option to meet with a Patient Care Coordinator for any discharge needs and Anesthesia for any major concerns that need to be addressed prior to the day of surgery. They will receive physical and occupational therapy instruction post operatively to prepare them for their discharge. Patients will be prescheduled for their follow up appointment with their surgeon and outpatient physical/occupational therapy will be coordinated for them as well.

Joanne Voelz, RN, CMSRN – Joint Care Coordinator

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It's Better to Prevent a Sunburn Than to Treat One, Dermatologist Says

SATURDAY, June 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The long-awaited arrival of summer means people will be spending more time outdoors. So, an expert warns, it’s especially important at this time of year to take steps to protect your skin from the sun.


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SATURDAY, June 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The long-awaited arrival of summer means people will be spending more time outdoors. So, an expert warns, it’s especially important at this time of year to take steps to protect your skin from the sun.

Along with considerable pain and discomfort, sunburn can cause long-term harm to your skin, explained Dr. Elizabeth Martin, a dermatologist in Hoover, Ala.

"Although sunburn may seem like a temporary condition, it leaves behind long-lasting damage to the skin that increases a person’s risk for getting skin cancer," Martin, who is also a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, said in an academy news release.

She offered a number of tips to help prevent sunburn and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

When you’re outside, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Try to stay in the shade, especially when the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Apply broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more on all exposed areas of your skin. Broad-spectrum sunscreens provide protection against both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. Reapply sunscreen about every two hours — even on cloudy days — and after swimming or sweating.

"Sunburn is better prevented than treated, but if you do get a sunburn, it’s important to begin treating it as soon as you notice it," Martin said. "The first step you should take is to get out of the sun — and preferably indoors."

She offered some tips to help soothe and heal sunburned skin. Drink extra water to prevent dehydration and consider taking aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce swelling, redness and discomfort.

If your skin blisters, do not pop the blisters. They help your skin heal and protect you from infection.

Taking frequent cool baths or showers can help relieve the pain, as can moisturizers that contain aloe vera or soy. An over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream may be helpful for sunburned areas that are especially uncomfortable. Never use "-caine" products (such as benzocaine) to treat sunburn. They may irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction, Martin said.

"Unfortunately, the first signs of sunburn can take two to three hours to appear, making it especially important to carefully monitor your skin during outdoor activities," Martin noted.

"If you get sunburned and you have blisters that cover a large area, such as your entire back, or if you have chills, a headache or a fever, seek medical care immediately," she added.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology, news release, May 13, 2014

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Teach Kids Bike Safety Rules

Just as important as teaching a youngster how to peddle a bicycle is to make sure the child knows the rules of the road.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these bike-safety guidelines for children:


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Just as important as teaching a youngster how to peddle a bicycle is to make sure the child knows the rules of the road.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these bike-safety guidelines for children:

  • Establish rules on where a child is allowed to ride, and where else is off-limits. Rules should be based on the child’s age, maturity and ability to follow basic rules of the road.
  • Mandatory rules should include riding with traffic, always stopping at intersections, using hand signals and looking carefully before turning.
  • Every time children ride, they should wear government-approved bike helmets that fit properly.
  • Children who don’t follow the rules should have bike privileges revoked.
  • Don’t allow kids to ride at dusk or dark.
  • Parents must regularly inspect bikes for wear, making repairs as needed.
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Fort HealthCare Classes & Events are Now on a FREE APP

Fort HealthCare has partnered with GoStrive to further support our mission to Improve the Health and Well-being of Our Community. You can now find our wellness classes and events using the GoStrive app.


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Fort HealthCare has partnered with GoStrive to further support our mission to Improve the Health and Well-being of Our Community. You can now find our wellness classes and events using the GoStrive app.

GoStrive’s mission is to Promote Health and Wellness, Encourage Positive Values and Create Treasured Memories. They accomplish this through mobile and web applications that connect communities with programs and events hosted in their city, and beyond. Fun is just a click away with GoStrive. For more information visit gostrive.com.

Strive gives community members the ability to:

  • Find events easily through search by facility, location, category, or event name
  • Register for events and activities happening in Jefferson County communities
  • Get map and GPS directions to facilities
  • Invite friends and family to participate

GoStrive is available for free in the app store and Google Play. Download the FREE app today for your Phone or Android! It’s your instant, mobile access to programs, activities, and events taking place in our community!

Download GoStrive today on iTunes and the Google Play Store:

                     

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Mike Wallace Joins Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA)

On April 8, 2014, 15 months after the release of his report indicating that rule DHS 124 was outdated, duplicative and confusing for healthcare operators, Governor Walker signed into law SB560, a bill that will modernize Wisconsin’s hospital regulations. Hospitals and health systems across the state applauded the new law, which will synchronize the State’s hospital regulations with existing federal rules. For years, hospitals have had to comply with inconsistent state and federal rules, making compliance confusing and inefficient.


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On April 8, 2014, 15 months after the release of his report indicating that rule DHS 124 was outdated, duplicative and confusing for healthcare operators, Governor Walker signed into law SB560, a bill that will modernize Wisconsin’s hospital regulations. Hospitals and health systems across the state applauded the new law, which will synchronize the State’s hospital regulations with existing federal rules. For years, hospitals have had to comply with inconsistent state and federal rules, making compliance confusing and inefficient.

“High value healthcare is a hallmark of Wisconsin. It is an exciting time as we move toward not only more efficient and effective care, but also more sensible regulation that better enables that care. This really is a positive step that will keep Wisconsin health care moving down the right path and ahead of the curve,” according to Fort HealthCare’s CEO, Mike Wallace.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association hailed two Health Committees for their support and acknowledged the dedicated efforts of the bill’s authors – Rep. Howard Marklein (a former board member of Fort HealthCare) and Sen. Leah Vukmir – for their leadership and commitment to reform Wisconsin’s hospital regulatory system.

On that same day, Governor Scott Walker signed AB 453—the Mental Health Care Coordination Bill—a bill that removes statutory obstacles to providing integrated and coordinated care to individuals with mental illness. Assembly Bill 456 was also signed into law by the Governor.

“While the views and treatment of mental illness have evolved, our laws have not kept pace with that change. WHA is very pleased to see the Governor’s signature of the bi-partisan Mental Health Care Coordination Bill,” said Wallace.

“Wisconsin’s behavioral health care system is facing serious challenges. Identifying problems and finding solutions to help remove barriers to a more modern, accessible, integrated and consistent mental health system is a priority that WHA shares with the Governor and the Legislature,” according to Wallace. “We want to thank Governor Walker and members of both the Assembly and Senate who supported these and other important reforms that will help improve outcomes for individuals with mental illness.”

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Fort HealthCare Classes Move Outdoors

New this summer!

Boot Camp and Lower Body Sculpt will be taken outside to enjoy the weather while challenging your fitness level.  These classes will be using some new and old fashion techniques that can be altered for all fitness levels and will shock your system! Dirt might compliment the sweat rolling off of your body, but a shower will take care of that! These classes are led by Nicole Miller, who is an ACE Certified Instructor, trained to ensure proper participant form.  Come try out a Boot Camp, and/or Lower Body Sculpt class to see the change and feel the burn as a result of your efforts!

Let’s get Fit outside!


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Upcoming Events
Fort HealthCare is proud to sponsor a number of community events. All year long, you can find a number of health and fitness related events and classes for the whole family. Check out Health365Events.com to find more activities throughout the community.
June 17 Camp 911
June 18 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Renewal Course
June 18 Step Aerobics
June 19 Boot Camp
June 19 Cardio Kickboxing
June 19 Glutes & Abs
June 19 Healthy Community Summit
June 19 Lower Body Sculpt
June 20 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - Renewal Course
June 20 Boot Camp Express
June 20 Cardio Kickboxing Express
June 20 Obtaining ABG's (Arterial Blood Gases)
June 23 Beginning Yoga
June 23 Boot Camp
June 23 Cardio Kickboxing
June 23 Continuing Yoga
June 23 Core, Balance and Stretch
June 23 Critical Care Classes
June 23 Skinny Arms Express
June 24 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - Renewal Course
June 24 Beginning Yoga
June 24 Boot Camp
June 24 Glutes & Abs
June 24 Glutes & Abs
June 24 No Nonsense, Low-Impact Workout
June 24 Upper Body Sculpt
June 25 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Recognition Course
June 25 AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED
June 25 Yoga Express
June 28 On My Own at Home
June 30 Critical Care Classes
July 2 AHA Heartsaver Family & Friends CPR
July 3 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - Renewal Course
July 7 Basic Life Support (BLS) for HealthCare Provider Certification - Recognition Course
July 8 Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar
July 10 Brother, Sister: Sibling-to-Be
Recipes

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients
3 c. broccoli flowerets
1/4 c. chopped red onion
3/4 c. raisins
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 c. Light Miracle Whip
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. vinegar



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Ingredients
3 c. broccoli flowerets
1/4 c. chopped red onion
3/4 c. raisins
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 c. Light Miracle Whip
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. vinegar

Instructions
1) Mix first five ingredients well. Mix dressing ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over vegetable mixture and toss well.

Yield
Per serving: 192 calories; 9.6g fat (41.7% calories from fat); 5.3g protein; 24.8g carbohydrate; 6 mg cholesterol; 165 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit exchange, 2 fat exchanges, 1 protein

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