It all begins with
a healthy woman.
SUMM E R / FA L L
We’ve updated the Wisconsin Women's Health Guide
a statewide listing, by county, of available for transportation providers, long term
health services, programs, county agencies, care assistance, child care assistance,
and healthcare providers. Intended for all job centers, public libraries and community
audiences statewide the guide has been action agencies.
enhanced to ensure easier navigation,
“We approached the guide looking at all
and includes additional health information
of the health care needs a woman could
to help women and their families make
face, because the health of a woman
more informed health decisions.
should not be limited to just one aspect of
When we released the guide for the first her life or body,” says WAWH Director
time four years ago, we knew it would be Sara Finger. “It’s critical we integrate the
a great resource for women and families. various aspects of a woman’s well-being
Little did we know just how much! Nearly and connect women to the incredible
15,000 were distributed statewide. array of resources and services available
The guide provides general information
Originally published in 2007 in on a variety of women’s health topics and Both groups will also be making the guide
partnership with the Wisconsin Alliance a list of health services for each of available electronically on their respective
for Women's Health (WAWH), we're Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Among the 44 Web sites:
happy to bring you the newly updated categories of services and resources
wwhf.org and supportwomenshealth.org.i
2011 Wisconsin Women's Health Guide - listed, readers will find contact information
Our new campaign uses mobile technology
to help women quit smoking
We’re making use of mobile technology First Breath questions directly, like about
to help pregnant women participating in the validity of smoking myths that they
our First Breath program quit smoking. have heard or advice on how to quit
Called the Young Mothers Outreach completely. Our Facebook group is a
Campaign (YMOC), this initiative is tool that young moms can use to access
reaching out to young pregnant women, more links, advice and motivation. With
under 25 years old, through text text messaging and Facebook, we are
messaging and Facebook, providing finding that we are not only reaching
quick bursts of encouragement for quitting more clients, but engaging more women
smoking online and through personal cell along the road to a smoke-free life.
phones. With this new project, we’re
First Breath is not the only program to
extending even more support by offering
recognize the cost-effective and wide-
educational material and motivation in
reaching potential of text messaging.
new, exciting ways.
Text4Baby, a free program from the
The rates at which we’re using social National Healthy Mothers, Healthy
media and communications like text Babies Coalition, was made available
messages are growing quickly. Ninety to women across the country providing
percent of Americans now own cell timely information and facts about
phones and 72 percent sent or received nutrition, safe sleep, mental health, flu
text messages in 2010. Among younger prevention and access to prenatal care.
Americans, specifically teens, this rate Also, in the UK, a study found that
is even higher, 87 percent. Use of supportive text messaging for people
social networking sites has increased as who are trying to quit smoking doubled
well—forty-seven percent of Americans the likelihood that they will succeed.
say they’ve used Facebook or MySpace Participants in this study described the
in 2010. text messages like “having a friend
encouraging them or an angel on their
YMOC was created to utilize these
increasingly accessible means of
communication. Women who sign up YMOC was launched in May with
for YMOC receive two texts a week a grant from the Office on Women’s
containing smoking cessation advice, Health. Since then, over 500 texts
encouragement and inspirational tips. have been sent and more than fifty
Participants are prompted to text back pregnant women or new moms from
with quit dates and due dates, so all over Wisconsin have been enrolled.
we can send them even more precise We’re excited to be able to implement
messaging. With our YMOC Facebook this additional strategy to help women
group, women have a great opportunity stay smoke-free during and after their
to connect with young moms-to-be across pregnancies.i
Wisconsin who all are working to quit
smoking. Over Facebook messaging
and wall posts, participants can ask
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Compression-only CPR makes saving lives easier
Submitted by St. Mary’s Hospital, www.st.marysmadison. With COCPR, there’s no need for rescue breaths or what’s
com. St. Mary’s provides funding to print this newsletter. We commonly called “mouth-to mouth resuscitation.” Studies show
appreciate their generosity. that fewer than 1 in 3 cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from
a bystander – often because they fear not doing CPR correctly
Working three-quarters time and raising a toddler at home, Kay
or putting their mouth on a stranger’s mouth. With COCPR, the
Kratochwill was always on the go. Trim and healthy at a young
focus is instead on keeping oxygenated blood flowing to vital
32, she couldn’t even fathom that her heart would stop.
organs through simple compressions that anyone can do.
But it did. Last year Kay and her husband, Rob, were celebrating
BUT TAKE NOTE
their wedding anniversary at a golf resort when Kay suddenly
dropped to the green. She was unresponsive and pulseless. Rob Compression-only CPR is beneficial when you or someone
yelled for help and knew he had to keep Kay’s heart pumping else sees an adult collapse. The importance of witnessing the
to avoid brain damage and possible death. collapse lies in knowing that the victim had just been breathing.
That means there is enough oxygen in the person’s blood without
having to provide additional oxygen through rescue breaths. For
watching a brief
any adults whose collapse you did not witness, or for any adults
training on TV for
whose collapse may have been triggered by lack of oxygen,
full CPR is required, using cycles of 30 chest compressions and
CPR (COCPR). He
two rescue breaths.
put his memory – and
his hands – to work. Compression-only CPR is not for use on children and infants,
Pushing the heels of whose serious conditions are often triggered by breathing
Thanks to Rob's quick thinking, he was able to keep Kay's
blood circulating while they waited for medical help to arrive. his hands firmly on problems. For them, full CPR is also required.i
the middle of her chest at 100 beats per minute, he was able
to circulate oxygenated blood throughout her body until medical
help arrived. Check List to Save a Life
(to be used on adults only)
1. Check to see if the person can respond and breathe.
The easy-to-learn technique really does save lives. A study in
The Journal of the American Medical Association found that 2. If not, call 911.
bystanders who applied compression-only CPR were able to
3. Loosen or remove clothing that will interfere.
nearly double survival rates to 34 percent compared with 18
percent for those who received conventional CPR or none at all. 4. Put the heel of one hand on the center of the person’s
chest; put the other over the first and lace the fingers of
“The success of this method has to do with simplicity,” says Dr.
each hand together.
Kyle Martin, an emergency physician at St. Mary’s Hospital.
“There are documented cases where patients had 45 minutes or 5. Push fast on the heel (about 100 times per minute) and
an hour without a pulse of their own and, with good COCPR, deep (about 2 inches) continuously until paramedics
their brain was able to get enough blood supply to recover and take over or an automated external defibrillator (AED) is
they continued with their lives.” available to restore normal heart rhythm.
“Coronary artery disease is still the number one killer across the
board in men and women,” he continues, “so it really is key that Download a reminder card:
everyone in the family learn the technique.” stmarysmadison.com/pages/cocpr.aspx
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Sue Ann says... Bones
Support Your Daughter's
When I was growing up in rural Kendall, Wisconsin, beverage their parents play a big role in the health choices they make.
options for kids were mainly milk and water. Soda was never When asked about who has the biggest influence on what they
an option. My mother made Kool-Aid for an occasional treat, eat, girls ages 8 to 15 said: their parents (83%), themselves
but it was more fun to sell it at our Kool-Aid stand than to drink (60%), and friends (19%).
it! We never really worried about calcium intake because dairy
So, what can you do?
products were abundant in our household, naturally warding off
osteoporosis. • Be a good role model for your family.
• Make being healthy a part of your family routine.
• Help her make healthy food choices, including foods high in
calcium and vitamin D.
• Help her get one hour of physical activity daily,
including bone-strengthening activities at
least three days per week.
THE NUMBERS SHE NEEDS
Make being healthy a part of your family routine
But, that’s changed…especially for our adolescent daughters.
Research shows that bone fracture rates are increasing, girls are
exercising less, and few are getting the recommended amounts
of calcium and vitamin D – the building blocks for strong bones. The amount in milligrams (mg) of calcium your daughter needs
This lifestyle is putting our daughters at risk for osteoporosis later every day. Shoot for 3-a-day of low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt
in life. and cheese, green leafy vegetables, and calcium-fortified
orange juice. Make sure she also eats more foods with vitamin D.
Why is this so disturbing? Because girls build nearly 90
Most milk and some yogurt and cereals are fortified with vitamin D.
percent of their bone mass by age 18!
That’s why I’m a fan of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services’ campaign called Best Bones Forever!™, a
national bone health campaign aimed at helping girls ages
9 –14 and their parents understand that now is the time to build
strong bones for life.
The number of minutes of physical activity your
daughter needs each day. Make sure she
The message for parents is one of urgency. Your daughters need chooses bone-strengthening activities, like
your support. running and jumping rope, at least three days
PARENTS PROMOTING BONE HEALTH per week to help build strong bones. Let your
daughter choose the bone-strengthening
According to the campaign, many parents feel they have little activities she likes best.
control over what their kids eat and how much physical activity
they get when they are away from home. But, many girls say
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Here are some examples of Smoking: The nicotine and toxins in cigarettes destroy the
bone-strengthening, often bone-building cells in the body and can prevent girls from
referred to as weight- reaching peak bone mass. Some girls start smoking as a way to
bearing, exercises: lose weight. Teach your daughter the harmful effects of smoking
and encourage her to be physically active, which can help her
maintain a healthy weight.
I encourage you to visit the Best Bones Forever!™ website,
• Hiking www.bestbonesforever.gov/parents, to take advantage of their
free tools and resources. Parents can make a big difference in
helping their kids build strong, healthy bones now to prevent
• Jumping rope osteoporosis later…and the things that improve bone health are
also good for overall health.
Because it all begins with a healthy woman…
To view the full library of Sue Ann Says monthly columns, visit
www.wwhf.org, click WWHF Resources.i
• Weight lifting Upcoming
(You should know
that while biking and
The 2011 Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure
swimming are great Sunday, September 25, 2011
cardiovascular exercises, Milwaukee's Lakefront
they’re not bone strengthening.) To register, visit komensoutheastwi.org
BONE BANDITS The Gathering Conference
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
These bone bandits may put your daughter at risk for osteoporosis Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
later in life. Call 608.251.1675, ext. 103 to register
(Reg. limited to WWHF program participants)
Soda: For many girls soda replaces milk (and the important
calcium and vitamin D that comes with it) in their diets. Breast Cancer Stress Management & Relaxation
Encourage your daughter to choose low-fat or fat-free milk; (B-SMART)
Every Thursday from 9/15 – 11/3 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm
calcium-fortified orange juice; or water. (It’s better for their teeth,
Gilda's Club, Middleton
too, since soda corrodes tooth enamel and can stain teeth.)
Call WWHF at 608.251.1675, ext. 114 to register
Screen time: Too much time in front of the TV, computer or 2012 Champions in Women's Health
smartphone means less time for physical activity. Limit your (Call for Nominations)
daughter’s screen time to less than two hours a day. Nomination forms available at wwhf.org/events
Due December 1. 2011
Alcoholic drinks: There are a lot of dangers of underage
drinking—including damage to your child’s bones. Alcohol Women's Health Research Luncheon
reduces the ability of the body’s cells to make bone. Research
shows that the effects of heavy alcohol abuse on bones cannot
Check our website for detailed information
be reversed. Talk to your daughter about the harmful effects of
alcoholic drinks on growing bones and be a good role model. First Breath Program Statewide Meeting
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Spring Gala Raises $165,000 for Women's Health
Reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, the State Capitol Rotunda
was abundant with yellow roses, buttery yellow and platinum
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decorations, and feathers as the backdrop to this year’s fabulous
Spring Gala held May 7, 2011. More than 900 supporters
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Kelly and Brad Harnish of Floral Expressions; our magnificent Spring
Gala committee for the hard work and dedication in making this a
beautiful and successful event; and, Susan Siman of WISC-TV 3 for
emceeing the Champions in Women’s Health Awards reception and
VIP Reception & Auction.i
Leo & Kim Janus enjoying the splendor Thank you for your support!
Spring Gala Patrons: Spring Gala Benefactors: Spring Gala Mentors:
ABC Supply Co. American Transmission Company
Michael and Lisa Cudahy
Adams Outdoor Advertising BRAVA Magazine
American Family Insurance Richard & Sudie Burnham
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Clear Channel Communications
Blain’s Farm & Fleet ExperiaHealth
First Choice Dental
Green Bay Packers
Kikkoman Foods Foundation, Inc.
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Logistics Health Incorporated
Parfitt Facial Cosmetic Surgery &
Aesthetica Skin Health Center M3 Insurance
TA Solberg Co.
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Walmart Stores Inc.
Tommy G. Thompson Charity, Inc.
Wirtz Beverage Wisconsin
The Wahlin Foundation on behalf of
Stoughton Trailers, LLC
William Blair & Company
WISC-TV 3/Madison Magazine
Woodman’s Food Market
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VIP Reception & Auction Raises Additional Funds
Year two of our VIP Reception & Live Aaron Rodgers portrait, and so
Auction proved to be just as exciting as much more!
the first due to six incredible auction
Our VIP Reception & Live Auction is
packages donated by friends and local
by invitation only and takes place right
businesses. One lucky bidder won a
before the Spring Gala. Interested in
week-long getaway in a gorgeous
becoming a bidder at next year’s auction?
3-bedroom oceanfront condo on the
Give us a call at 608.251.1675, ext.
sunny island of Cozumel, courtesy of
114 or email email@example.com and
Mark & Patty Bula of Bula Farms. Another
we’ll include you on our invitation
winner and three of his guests were flown
to Virginia to golf and have lunch, thanks
to Trig Solberg Co. And the bidding
Liz Tiefenthaler masters the Heads or Tails game, winning
didn’t stop there. Our unique silent auction
$350 which she promptly donated to WWHF. Thanks, Liz!
items included a tur-duc-hen (a chicken Yolanda Woodman
stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey), celebrates her winning bid
jewelry, hot air balloon rides, photography
sessions, home decorating, autographed
Save the Date! 13th Annual Spring Gala May 5, 2012
in Women’s Health
Alonzo Walker, MD Carol Meils, MD, FACP Ellen Schumann, MD, MS
Milwaukee Racine Weston
Mary Lou Ballweg Lifetime Achievement Susan Conlin Opheim
Milwaukee Mary Starmann-Harrison Tomahawk
Nominate a Champion Today!
Nomination applications for the 2012 Champions in Women’s Health awards are
now available. Visit wwhf.org, Events tab. Applications are due December 1, 2011.
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Please give so others
To provide health education and resources to women and • Online:
families in Wisconsin, we need financial resources and support
Visit wwhf.org to securely donate online using
from our friends in Wisconsin communities. Here are ways you
your credit card.
Donate by Mail, Phone, Online
Make a Charitable Gift of Appreciated Stock
• Send your check or money order to:
We gratefully accept gifts of securities. Please call
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation
800.448.5148, ext. 107 to speak with Finance Director,
2503 Todd Drive
Tommi Thompson, who can help you with a stock donation.i
Madison, WI 53713
Call 800.448.5148, ext. 114 to make a
donation by phone. A WWHF staff member
will assist you with the process and answer any
questions you may have about your contribution.
Please Make a Donation
The generosity of our individual and corporate donors allows WWHF to offer educational and outreach programs to women all over the state. Donations also facilitate the growth of
important women's health research initiatives. Call (800) 448-5148, visit wwhf.org for more information, or complete the form below. Thank you for your donation!
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provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured, 1-87
men and women of any age, in southeast Wisconsin who are
at or below 400% of the federal poverty level.
It covers the following counties: Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee,
Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.
Below is a chart of income guidelines an applicant must fall
Applicants approved for screenings may receive
under to be eligible:
• Clinical Breast Exams • Mammograms
Family Annual Gross
Size Household Income • Diagnostic Mammograms • Ductogram or Galactograms
• Ultrasounds • Biopsies
Applicants approved for access to treatment may
receive assistance with breast health related to:
• Copayment or Deductibles • Medication
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Lisa A. Cudahy Grants Help 6 Non-Profits Promote
Health in Their Communities
One of our strengths here at WWHF is our ability to find and collaborate with organizations that complement the activities we
do to improve women’s health in Wisconsin. Through the Lisa A. Cudahy Health Grants, we can assist non-profit community
organizations in sponsoring activities that address women’s health.
Congratulations to these organizations who received the Lisa A. Cudahy Health Grants in 2011:
Event Series – Three events were held providing a unique and evolving forum for exploring the
Art at the Threshold
relationship between illness and health, wholeness and "brokenness" through the lens of the arts -
Event Series, Madison
visual, word, sound, movement, performance, culinary and ritual.
Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Strategies and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Presentation –
Breast Cancer Family A series of presentations aimed at Green Bay’s youth to educate them about breast cancer and early detection
Foundation, Green Bay and prevention strategies; the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors and how it affects the likelihood of a
cancer diagnosis; testicular cancer; and, skin cancers.
NORMAL in Schools (NIS) Tour to UW-Madison and WSCA Annual Conference, 2011 – NIS teaches
about the devastating impact of eating disorders (including binge eating disorder and obesity) and related
NORMAL in Schools,
issues such as body image, self-esteem, family communication and stress management by bringing a
curriculum centered on the musical nor•mal:, and subsequent talkback sessions, into schools everywhere to
inspire individuals to seek treatment.
Especially for Girls: What's Happening to Me – Bringing mothers and daughters together for an
informative and enjoyable experience of shared learning about the health and well-being issues of puberty,
nutrition, and self-esteem through a workshop with speakers on nutrition and mental health.
Breast Health: Empowerment & Cancer Risk Reduction – A half day community-based conference for
Wellness Center of
health care consumers who have an opportunity to dialogue with a panel of health practitioners, cancer
Door County, Inc.,
researchers and media professionals. The focus was on breast cancer risk reduction including possible
Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph's Women's Outpatient Center – Support health education efforts for at
St. Joseph Foundation,
least 470 low-income women in Milwaukee.
Would you like to apply for the
Lisa A. Cudahy Health Grant?
Look for the 2013 application on our Web site wwhf.org/scholarship_7.asp
available September 2012
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Help Us Bring Health Education to Your Community
Are you planning brown bag The GrapeVine Project
lunches for your organization? 2011
Do you need ideas for your
women’s group, church group or Washburn Sawyer Ashland Iron
book club? Polk
Rusk Lincoln Forest
Chippewa Langlade Oconto
Our Faith Community/Parish Nurse partners throughout the state St. Croix Dunn
(see map) who participate in our GrapeVine Project program Pierce Eau Claire
are available to speak in your community on a variety of Pepin
Wood Portage Waupaca
women’s health topics, including: Trempeale
au Juneau Waushara Winnebago
• Bone Health • Breast Cancer
La Crosse Marquette
Fond du Lac Sheboygan
Vernon Green Lake
• Cervical Cancer • Domestic Violence Richland
• Heart Disease • Mental Health Iowa
• Oral Health LaFayette
Green Rock Walworth Racine
Each session takes about one hour (times can be adjusted) and
Purple indicates counties where Parish Nurse Partners currently working on the GrapeVine
all participants receive incentive gifts for attending. Project reside. (Updated 04/2011)
By hosting one of these sessions, you’re helping us achieve our
mission of helping Wisconsin women and their families reach
their healthiest potential. Call Nora Miller at 608-251-1675,
ext. 103 to request a Faith Community/Parish Nurse speaker.i
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Board of Directors Scientific The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Staff
Sue Ann Thompson Cori Mattli
Sue Ann Thompson, President Beth Burnside, MD, MPH, MS Founder & President Outreach Assistant
Carol Markos, Vice President Molly Carnes, MD, MS, Chair First Breath & My Baby & Me
Tommi Thompson, MBA
Essie Whitelaw, Treasurer Jeffrey Davis, MD Programs
Finance & Operations Director
Jason Thompson, Assistant Treasurer Michael Fiore, MD Nora Miller
Janeen Meehan, Secretary Jane Morely Kotchen, MD, MPH Program Coordinator
Michele Bachhuber, MD Linda Schuler, VMD, PhD Hillary Whitehorse
Virginia Stoffel, MS, OT, Manager, First Breath &
Molly Carnes, MD BCMH, FAOTA My Baby & Me Programs
Lisa Cudahy Teresa Woods, PhD Lisa Schemmel
Communications & In partnership with the
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Marketing Director Wisconsin Well Woman Program:
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Jane Blain Gilbertson Sue Richards, RN, BSN, FCN Maebe Brown
Faith Community Nurse WISEWOMAN Coordinator
Rodman P. Hise
Mary Paul Long Marilyn Duguid, RN, FCN Lisa Tiger
Thelma Sias Program Coordinator Outreach & Education Specialist
Saul Winsten, Counsel
Sara Hildebrand, Emeritus
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