GHC-SCW is proud to partner with local program partners and other health systems to create ConnectRx Wisconsin. The program is for Black birthing persons with social needs in Dane County. If you qualify, you will receive extra support during your pregnancy. This support will include access to community health workers to help you through every step of your pregnancy to improve you and your baby's outcomes.
How does ConnectRx Wisconsin work?
Through the program, patient's secure electronic health records are connected to resources, facilitating referrals and follow-ups so that participants are given the best possible chance to increase their income and improve their health outcomes.
What benefits do I get by participating in the ConnectRx Wisconsin program?
- Have the opportunity to connect with a Black doula. Their role is to offer emotional and physical support during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
- Connect to an individual community health worker who will be available to you when you need it. Whether that be at home or at an appointment.
- Be connected to United Way of Dane County's 211 unique community resources to ensure you have everything you need for a positive birthing experience.
How do I qualify for the ConnectRx Wisconsin program?
If you meet the below criteria, you may qualify for the ConnectRx Wisconsin program...
- You identify as African American/Black.
- You have a positive pregnancy test.
- Screen positive for one or more of the five Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) domains listed below.
What happens after it is determined that I qualify and am high risk?
- Once you've screened positive for one of the social determinants of health and met the other qualifying factors, GHC-SCW will connect you with a community health care worker.
- The community health care worker may ask you a few more qualifying questions to ensure you're a good fit for the program.
- If the community health worker determines you to be a good fit for the ConnectRx program, they will connect you to social service resources.
We are proud to be partnering with other DCHC health system partners and community programs to help improve outcomes for Black birthing persons and their babies. We'd like to thank all of the ConnectRx Wisconsin partners for all their hard work making this possible. You can also read the ConnectRx Wisconsin press release announcement here.
Access Community Health Centers
Madison Metropolitan School District
Public Health Madison &
United Way of Dane County
UnityPoint Health Meriter