Every day across Wisconsin, groups in the public, private, and academic sectors work to improve the health of their communities in aging, obesity prevention, substance use, or healthcare workforce. But no matter what sector or area they work in, these groups all share a common thread: they build a vital base of local knowledge and expertise through their work with their clients, partners, and others.
A panel of local organizations discuss their work to improve health in La Crosse and the surrounding area, and will address the following questions:
How is your organization learning from others?
How is your organization teaching others?
What are strategies to do this most effectively?
The program was co-hosted by State Senator Jennifer Shilling and State Representatives Jill Billings, Steve Doyle, and Nancy VanderMeer with a panel featuring perspectives from:
Great Rivers United Way
Lindsey Purl, Great Rivers Hub Director
La Crosse County Heroin and Illicit Drug Task Force
Al Bliss, Task Force Coordinator
La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium
Catherine Kolkmeier, Executive Director
Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine
Dr. Rick Erdman, Gundersen Health System, Tomah Clinic