Community Integrated Health

YMCA Community Integrated Health is the effort to strengthen the linkages between traditional healthcare and community-based prevention strategies in order to help individuals prevent, delay, or live better with chronic conditions.

Community Integrated Health (CIH):

  • Increases access to care
  • Lowers costs
  • Prevents and addresses chronic disease
  • Reduces the effects of some social determinants of health

Plus, all of our CIH programs include:

  • FREE Y Membership for your entire household
  • Child Watch available for NDPP sessions
*Financial Assistance available. Have an Employee Reimbursement Account (ERA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Apply it here!

Rock County Public Health Department and the YMCA of Northern Rock County, working together for a healthy, thriving community.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. Finding our National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) was your first step on that journey. 

If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention. The Y’s National Diabetes Program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes!

NDPP meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.

For example, you will learn to:

  • Eat healthy
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress
  • Stay on track when eating out
  • Understand and respond to your food cues
  • Stay motivated
  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes

Loaner Cuff Program

Our Loaner Cuff Program is FREE & OPEN to Rock County residents 18+ that meet qualifications. 

What is self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)?

SMBP is when you measure your blood pressure outside of the doctor’s office or other health care settings.

Why do I need to measure my blood pressure if it was already measured at the doctor’s office?

SMBP allows you to measure at different times throughout the day and over a longer period of time, helping your doctor get a more complete picture of your blood pressure.

How does SMBP help me with my health?

By using SMBP, you and your care team can come up with a treatment plan to better control your blood pressure. This can prevent more serious health problems.


Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program

The YMCA of Northern Rock County is an approved Blood Pressure Self Monitor (BPSM) provider – coming back in 2023!

WI Coverdell Stroke Program: BEFAST

A majority of strokes are preventable. Learn more about how the Y is partnering with the Coverdell Stroke Program to bring promote stroke prevention by educating our community on warning signs and how to prevent.