WCHQ and Healthy Community Kitchen Join HealthConnect.Link Partnership

Madison, June 6, 2017 HealthConnect.Link’s network of community partners has continued to grow, with the recent additions of Healthy Community Kitchen and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ).

Healthy Community Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that provides delicious, healing meals to people facing a health crisis.  Illness takes an incredible toll on the body, as well as families’ emotional and financial resources.  Healthy Community Kitchen prepares meals using only locally grown, organic products, prepared by volunteer teen and adult chefs, under the guidance of professional chefs.  Meals are delivered, often at no cost or at a subsidized cost, to patients and families. 

Healthy Community Kitchen’s Executive Director, Rachel Wilberding noted, “When illness hits a family, it can be difficult to know where to turn for support resources. We're so excited to partner with HealthConnect.link to help people connect with our meals program. Their system makes it easy for patients and practitioners to find our services, and for Healthy Community Kitchen to identify other community partners and resources to help support our clients.  During times of illness, nutritional support is even more important, and our partnership with HealthConnect.link will help us fulfill our mission of delivering nutritious meals to those in need."

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is a consortium of health systems, medical groups, clinics, hospitals, advocacy organizations and government agencies. WCHQ strives to dramatically improve the health of people in Wisconsin, while increasing the value of healthcare. WCHQ publicly reports and brings meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of healthcare in Wisconsin, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities.

Matt Gigot, WCHQ Director of Performance Measurement and Analysis stated, "The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is pleased to become one of HealthConnect.Link's partner organizations. We are confident our member health systems and their patients will benefit from this valuable new tool that can be used to identify the availability of local community resources. Providing the proper referral tools to healthcare practitioners and their patients is vital to maintaining and improving the overall health of individuals and communities in Wisconsin."