Dane County Health Council and Partners Celebrate First Anniversary of ConnectRx Wisconsin
ConnectRx Wisconsin is a program that provides additional support to eligible pregnant women in Dane County. Women who qualify will be offered support from a community health worker to address their needs. This is a free service that we are able to offer our patients.
You can qualify for the program in the following ways:
- Identify as African American/Black
- Have a positive pregnancy test
- Screen positive for one or more of five important social needs that can affect your health (Social Determinants of Health): Housing needs; Financial strain; Lack of food; transportation needs; stress.
If the screening shows that you are eligible, your health care team will let you know and help you enroll by requesting to have a community health worker reach out to you. A community health worker is someone from your community who is trained in social services support. They will ask you some questions to make sure that the program is a good fit for you. They will work with you and your clinic to help you connect to community resources and get the care you need.
Our goal is to provide you with support that can improve your health in pregnancy and postpartum, and your baby’s health.
ConnectRx Program Partners
- Access Community Health Centers
- Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
- SSM St. Mary’s
- Madison Metropolitan School District
- Public Health Madison & Dane County
- United Way of Dane County
- UnityPoint Health – Meriter
- UW Health
For More Information
To find out more about this program, please contact:
Dolores Neira, Maternal Child Health Patient Services at William T. Evjue Clinic
Lynsey Clark, Maternal Child Health Patient Services at Joyce & Marshall Erdman Clinic