When we think about traditional health care, we probably imagine going to a doctor’s office for a checkup. But most of what keeps people healthy is determined by their everyday lives. For communities and their residents to be healthy they need to be strong economically, have good school systems, places to recreate and socialize, and access to healthy food.
Marshfield Clinic Health System has recognized the need to take its resources, services and expertise outside the walls of a clinic or hospital and partner with local organizations to strengthen the health of communities. Listen as Jay Shrader, Marshfield Clinic Health System vice president of community health and wellness, discusses the expansive work the Health System is doing to impact the health of communities outside the traditional health care space.