2015 WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum

WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum, 2015

"What Health Looks Like: Healthy Food and Beverages in Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics"

To kick off the WI Healthcare Community of Practice, a day-long WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum was held on Friday June 5, 2015. Goals of the Forum included: 

  • Convene champions and stakeholders to identify best practices for creating healthy hospital & clinic food and beverage environments
  • Share real-world examples, tools and resources
  • Address gaps that are needed for WI hospitals & clinics to model healthy food and beverage choices. 


Presentations from the day can be found below: 

Moving Upstream: Hospitals Connecting the Dots for Obesity Prevention
Karen Timberlake, JD; UW Population Health Institute

Panel: Leading the Way: Best Practices for Healthy Hospital
Lisa Schairer, MBA, RD, LDN; Aurora Health Care
Megan Waltz, MS, RD, CSO, CD, CNSC; UW Health
Jean Weiler, MEd, RD; Hudson Hospital & Clinics

The Big Picture on the Bottom Line: The Myths and Realities of the Financial Impact
Barb Knutzen, MPA, FACHE; Agnesian HealthCare
Donna Van Buren; Agnesian HealthCare

Food Purchasing 101: Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Barriers
Amy Miller, RD, CD; Sauk Prairie Hospital
Joe Alexander, MS; Reinhart Food Service

Cultivating Change Champions: Physicians as Advocates
Heather Schmidt, DO; Agnesian HealthCare
David Rakel, MD; UW Health

Starting Strong: Tools and Resources to Help Build Effective Initiatives
Julie Ralston Aoki, JD; Public Health Law Center
Nan Peterson, MS, RN; American Family Children's Hospital
Brook Belay, MD, MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vending Victories: Lessons from the Field
Amy DeLong, MD; Ho-Chunk Nation House of Wellness
Deb Guenterberg, MS, RD, CD; Prevea Health
Patty Belongia; Prevea Health
Joe Eggener, BE's Coffee & Vending Services

Supporting Healthy Eating Behaviors: Innovative Approaches to Patient Menus
Jean Weiler, MEd, RD; Hudson Hospital and Clinics
John Marks; St. Mary's Hospital

We're all in this Together: Taking a Team Approach for Healthy Food Initiatives
Laura Isaacson, MS, RDN, FAND, CNSC, CD; Upland Hills Health
Emily Briggs, MS, RD, CD, CSO; Columbus Community Hospital

Building Buy-in: Sharing the Message on Healthy Food Initiatives
Amy Mihm, MS, RD, LAT; UW Health
Lynne Kurz, MS, RD, CD; Aurora Healthcare

From the Ground Up: Hospital Gardens and Food is Medicine
Tina Crave, MBA; UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center
Charlie Jilek; UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center


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