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Marshfield Clinic Health System, Security Health Plan announce recipients of nearly $300,000 in ABCS for Healthy Communities grants

​Thursday, May 31, 2018

Marshfield Clinic Health System and Security Health Plan again this year are making investments in Wisconsin communities by awarding nearly $300,000 in ABCS for Healthy Community grants to focus on addressing community health issues.

ABCS are alcohol and substance abuse, behavioral health, chronic disease and social determinants of health.

This year's recipients are:

  • Bayfield County Health Department
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
  • Community Connections to Prosperity of Barron County, Inc.
  • Eau Claire Area School District
  • Juneau County Health Department
  • Lake Holcombe After School
  • Lincoln County Health Department
  • Newman Catholic Schools
  • Oneida County Health Department
  • Phillips School District
  • Sawyer County Health and Human Services
  • Tigerton School District
  • Waushara County Health Department
  • Wood County Health Department

"Marshfield Clinic Health System's mission is 'we enrich lives,'" said Jay Shrader, the health system's vice president of Community Health and Wellness. "Enriching lives happens in a number of significant ways, including improving the health of our communities beyond our four walls. Our grants are one way we can help our local communities to also enrich the lives of their residents."

These grants, he continued, are part of a larger health system effort to address the system's ABCS health priorities.

Funding may be used to develop new projects or programs, Shrader said, or to improve existing programs that focus on one or more ABCS health focus areas.

"I anticipate these grants, again this year, will foster positive change as they did last year and will help us continue our health system's efforts in partnering with our communities to make them even better places to live, work and play."

About Marshfield Clinic Health System

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is a $2.2 billion integrated health system serving Wisconsin with about 9,000 employees and over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. MCHS primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield Children's Hospital, Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. 

About Security Health Plan

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., part of the Marshfield Clinic Health System, is helping its 220,000 members in Wisconsin and beyond reach their best health. Accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Security Health Plan offers health insurance coverage for employees of large and small businesses, individuals and families. Security Administrative Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security Health Plan, provides full service third-party administration for self-funded employers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.

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