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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a serious crime and health issue that we don’t often talk about. The secrecy that surrounds domestic violence is one of the reasons why is still persists. To help change that, every October we celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity, as individuals, families, and communities, to reflect on the […]

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 […]

FREE Achilles Test & Bone Density Screenings

Join us at WWHF for a free achilles test & bone density screenings. Who:

anyone at risk

Risk Factors include:

females advanced age history of bone fracture family history of osteoporosis early menopause low calcium diet lack of exercise alcohol and tobacco use What:

Trained staff and volunteers conduct Achilles Test screenings using the GE […]

Remember Your Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a good time to schedule your mammogram. You do get your mammogram (if you are over 40) on a regular basis, right? Regular as decided together by you and your physician—this may mean every year or every other year. No excuses.

Mammograms are still the gold […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week – Oct. 6 – 12

50 million.

That’s how many Americans experience a mental disorder any given year.

With that kind of prevalence, why would most individuals rather tell their employers about a petty crime than about a history including a psychiatric hospital?

There are many people in the workforce that deal with psychiatric illnesses and poor mental […]

It All Begins With A Healthy Woman…

As mothers, it is important to do everything possible to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. Sadly, this is too often not true.

September is Infant Mortality Month and WWHF encourages mothers, surrogates and families to be aware and mindful of the things that can cause infant mortality. While there are medical conditions that […]

It’s Here – National Women’s Health & Fitness Day!

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. It is a public/private good health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center. The program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Many local organizations throughout […]

Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and here at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we aim to decrease the prevalence of infant mortality for mothers, babies, and families in Wisconsin. One of the main causes of infant mortality is maternal smoking.

Maternal smoking more than doubles the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 1

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Save the Date – 12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Coming Up!

12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is coming soon!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. It is a public/private good health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center. […]

Save the Date…

The Gathering is an annual statewide event bringing together women who have participated in Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s programs. The Gathering is held at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Since 2002, the Gathering has provided women an opportunity to meet old and new friends and attend workshops on health information and resources they […]