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Happy Holidays from the WWHF

From everyone at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

Ingredient substitutions to make this season (and anytime!)

We all know that low fat or reduced fat is better for us, but there are other clever substitutions we can make to have a healthier holiday this year.

This for That:

Plain yogurt for sour cream Try combining plain yogurt with equal parts low-fat cottage cheese in a blender for use […]

Holiday Gift Guide from the WWHF

For the Hard-to-Buy-For:

Make a donation in recognition of someone and receive a certificate in their name!

A donation will help us: Provide programs and conduct educational forums that directly address the greatest threats to women’s health. Produce and distribute the most up-to-date educational and resource materials regarding women’s health. Award grants to women’s health […]

Champions in Women’s Health

Do you know someone who has made a difference in women’s health in your community?

We are currently seeking nominations for the Champions in Women’s Health award!

Nominees may include: consumer advocates, volunteers, health care professionals, non-profit employees, or individuals who have overcome a significant health issue and inspired other women to become advocates for […]

First Breath Training

Today we held a First Breath New Provider Training in Madison. Those who attended were given the tools and resources they need to provide the First Breath smoking cessation intervention at their prenatal clinics and health department. Thank you to everyone who attended! To learn about becoming a First Breath Provider, or if you are […]

Safe Toys & Gifts Month

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, many of us are in the process of buying gifts for family, friends, and special kiddos in our lives. Last year in the U.S. there were 262,300 toy-related injuries treated in hospitals. Here are a few suggestions to help safety-proof your holiday shopping:

Fabric toys should be labeled as […]

GrapeVine Project Sessions

Yesterday we held a GrapeVine Project training session in Wausau, Wisconsin. The training sessions provide nurses with the training and materials they need in order to hold their own GrapeVine Project session.

What is the Grapevine Project?

The GrapeVine Project is a free health education program for women presented by Faith Community/Parish Nurses (FCNs) […]

Safe Routes to School

Congratulations to the 17 Wisconsin communities receiving federal grants funding for local Safe Routes to School projects in 2013!

We learned about the Safe Routes to School project at our 6th Annual Dialogue event in September that focused on preventing and treating obesity. Safe Routes to School is an international movement that promotes walking […]

World AIDS Day

December 1st was World AIDS day, and with women comprising 50% of HIV positive individuals worldwide, and 25% in the U.S., it is important to know our risk. Women are also especially susceptible to HIV/AIDS and other STIs due to their unique physiology.

Take the passing of this day as an opportunity […]