Global Vision Community Partnership Award

September 24, 2019

The WHA Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce the two recipients of the 2019 Global Vision Community Partnership Award. 

The purpose of the Global Vision Community Partnership Award is to recognize and reward community partnership projects that work with a WHA member hospital(s) to meet an identified community health need in an innovative or creative manner. 

School Based Mental Health Counseling
Fort HealthCare, Inc.

As an outgrowth of Fort HealthCare’s integration of mental health into primary clinics, the School Based Mental Health Counseling Program began as a pilot project in 2016 to demonstrate the feasibility of a collaborative model to solve this community health need. In part due to the program’s overwhelming amount of positive feedback from students, parents and school staff, the program has grown to the point of needing to hire a second full-time counselor in 2019 to accommodate expansion to full-time service in Whitewater, as well as adding the Cambridge School District to the program. 

Jackson In Action
Black River Memorial Hospital

Jackson In Action is a community coalition that promotes healthy lifestyles for children, their families and the greater community. Formed in 2011, partners now include Black River Memorial Hospital, local school districts, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW-Extension, local law enforcement, Jackson County Public Health and Forestry and Parks, Lunda Community Center, the Boys & Girls Club, Friends of the Library, Hansen’s IGA, and local coalition Together for Jackson County Kids. Jackson In Action provides low or no-cost resources for activities, some of which include the Pace and Pedal Duathlon, Laces to Leaders, Move With A Doc and a Hunter & Hiker Fitness Initiative. 

Award winners each receive a plaque of recognition and $2,500 to continue to fulfill the mission and activities of these valuable programs. 

WHA Foundation Inc. thanks all nominations submitted for the Global Vision Community Partnership Award.

This story originally appeared in the September 24, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter