(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam has announced the recipients of its Community Health Stipend Program. A total of $25-thousand-dollars are going to Bo William Hartwig Foundation, Church Health Services, Living Hope Food Pantry, Mayville Open Door, National Alliance for the Mental Ill Dodge County, and Strive Mentoring Program at Dodgeland School District.
Initiatives receiving funds will enhance access to health care services by providing screenings, support groups, mentoring and counseling, and training at reduced or no cost. Organizations are also helping individuals with lower incomes acquire items needed to protect or improve their health and safety.
A community health sub-committee of the hospital’s Community Advisory Board was tasked with reviewing all 14 submissions received for the inaugural stipend program. Sub-committee Member Pat Kneser says there is a need for mental health support and these stipends will hopefully make achieving health a little easier.
Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam Chief Administrative Officer Angelia Foster says they like to collaborate with organizations that are already doing great work that aligns with our priorities.
The new Community Health Stipend Program was created as the hospital aligned its efforts with the goals outlined in the new Community Health Implementation Strategy. These new priorities were identified through a needs assessment in 2021 in collaboration with community members and organizational leaders.
In the photo from left are mentor Alicia Hahn and mentee Adison Heim, who are paired together with Strive Mentoring Program, which cultivates positive mental health so youth can succeed in school. Strive Mentoring was one of the MMC-BD Community Health Stipend recipients.