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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Every 4.5 minutes a child in the U.S. is born with a birth defect.

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Although some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth, many are not found right away, prenatal care and screenings are important for early diagnosis.

Some […]

Quick Tips

Quick tips to help maintain a long, happy, and healthy life: Catch some Rays: At least 15 minutes a day of sunshine provides your dose of Vitamin D for the day. Laugh Therapy: Laughing 15 minutes a day can increase the blood flowing to the heart by up to 50% which can potentially decrease the […]


With the new year many people have made resolutions, and chances are they involve being healthier. Set yourself up for success:

• Make a plan • Remember your reasons for making your resolution • Don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up • Surround yourself with supportive people • Be patient

January 3rd, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s 2014!

All of us here at the Foundation would like to wish YOU a happy new year!

We have all decided to work on ourselves in 2014. These are some of the resolutions being talked about at WWHF this year:

Kristin (who does “to-dos” rather than resolutions):

Teach my 6 year old son to ski Take […]

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 […]