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Emily’s Fund: Serving Women who have Served Us

Before we break for the holidays, we’re eager share about our newest program at WWHF: Emily’s Fund! This fund aims to meet the unmet needs of women veterans in Wisconsin through financial scholarships.

We all can relate to needing an extra financial “boost” when this time of the year, but the situation becomes much more […]

Sue Ann Says: Community Health Grants

Sue Ann Says: Non-Profits Use WWHF Grants to Support Women’s Health

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) is committed to providing crucial health education to women throughout the state of Wisconsin. Knowing that WWHF can’t do the work alone, WWHF provides the Lisa A. Cudahy Community Health Grants to outstanding non-profit organizations to allow them […]

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Click HERE to check out our 2013 Fall Newsletter!

A Message from Thailand

Clare Meier was one of WWHF GrapeVine’s Faith Community Nurses, but took a hiatus when she went on a mission trip to Thailand. WWHF reconnected with her at our recent event, the Gathering. We were inspired to hear about her great adventures abroad. She was happy to write a brief post for us, so we […]

Relaunch Recap: My Baby & Me

“About 1 in 13 pregnant women (7.6%) reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days.”- CDC, 2012

As stated in the above statistic, alcohol consumption during pregnancy is occurring at a rate of about 8% nationwide. Alcohol is a teratogen, an agent which interferes with normal prenatal development. Alcohol is passed along to a […]

It’s a Success!

Green County – I started smoking when I was 13 years old because all of my friends were doing it. When I was younger, I only smoked occasionally, but I was up to a pack a day by the time I was 17 years old. I decided to try to quit smoking when I found […]

Meet Pat

Pat Van AckerSt. GermainEvangelical Free Church

 

Pat Van Acker is a Faith Community Nurse. WWHF’s GrapeVine Project trains Faith Community/Parish Nurses* (FCNs) and provides health education program materials to them. FCNs then educate women in their communities.

 

What is your favorite aspect of Faith Community Nursing/what made you want to become a […]

The Gathering – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 12th Annual Gathering held last week at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Despite the dense fog advisory covering most of the state, several attendees made the trip from as far away as Green Bay, Madison, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Sparta and St. Germain.

Christine Maghrak, Advance Practice Consultation […]

Lucy’s Story

Lucy* found success in quitting smoking by joining the WWHF’s First Breath program for pregnant women who want to quit smoking. Here is her success story:

At the time I got pregnant with my little Evelyn, I was living with my fiancé and his brother in North Charleston, South Carolina. I found out I was […]

“Oh thank you so much, you’ve made my day…no, you’ve made my week!”

This is not an uncommon reply from someone who learns that they are eligible to receive assistance from the Kohl’s Southeast Wisconsin Breast Health Assistance Fund. For the past three years, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation has been administering a fund that offers financial assistance to people with breast cancer (men can get breast cancer, […]