Racism is a public health crisis. The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging stands with the Wisconsin Public Health Association and so many others in recognizing racism as an epidemic that drives persistent discrimination, poor health outcomes and health inequities at all stages of life. We raise our voices with the public health community in demanding local, state, and national leaders acknowledge that racist language, practices and policies exist and take steps to eradicate them.
We commit to doing the same.
With the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, and on the advice of WIHA’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jane Mahoney, we share the safety guidelines (below) related to the current COVID-19 pandemic along with resources (at left) for WIHA Program Providers. As this is a rapidly changing situation, please pay close attention to the advice of your local public health agency and contact
your local Program Provider for the status of existing or upcoming WIHA workshops.