SHP releases community benefits annual report
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Security Health Plan (SHP) of Wisconsin released its annual report of community benefits for 2017: “Taking Care: A Community Investment.” The report highlights many of the ways SHP, in partnership with Marshfield Clinic Health System, invested in the communities they serve.
As a non-profit organization, SHP is focused on helping people and communities achieve their best health. In 2017, that promise was backed through community partnerships that extended to all 49 counties in SHP’s service area. The investments highlighted in the report focus on three primary areas: aging health, behavioral health, and children’s health. Across each initiative there was a focus on improving health literacy.
“Security Health Plan is extremely proud to support our local organizations by providing them with resources to improve the health of the communities we serve. This work is part of who we are and it is the right thing to do,” said Julie Brussow, chief executive officer of SHP.
Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Center for Community Health Advancement recently completed a new community assessment and updated its three areas of focus in response to feedback from community partners. A refreshed model for community benefits investments, being rolled out in 2018, is focusing on alcohol and substance abuse, behavioral health, and chronic conditions.
To view a copy of the annual report, visit www.securityhealth.org/communitygiving.