January 2023 WIHA Update



Thank you, Judy Rank!

WIHA is grateful for the many contributions made to support family caregivers by Judy Rank who has for several years supported the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program. As Judy’s time with WIHA is ending, we remain deeply appreciative for her expertise in caregiver support and her dedication to the program and the leaders who provide it in communities around the state. 

2023 LEAF

Grant Awardees

Congratulations to our 2023 Localizing Efforts to Address Falls (LEAF) grant awardees. The LEAF grants support community-based projects focused on reducing falls through locally-directed initiatives. Find a list of the awardees along with a brief description of their projects.

Read the whole article here.

Bonus Session Challenge…

Healthy Living with Diabetes

Program Providers

Special Challenge

From September 2022 – March 2023, Healthy Living with Diabetes Program Provider organizations who hold a 7th session with information on Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) will be entered into a drawing to WIN a free leader training voucher for the 2023 calendar year! That’s up to a $550 value, depending on which program you choose to redeem your prize (you may use the voucher on any WIHA program in 2023). 


Join the Falls Free WI Coalition!

The Falls Free Wisconsin Coalition is an alliance of individuals and organizations working together to prevent falls in Wisconsin. There’s much to do and it will take a large, diverse, energetic coalition of individuals and organizations to make a population-level impact. That’s why we need you! We invite local falls or injury prevention coalitions, community-based organizations, senior service providers, public safety and emergency services groups, health care providers and others in Wisconsin to join us.

If you missed it . . .

WIHA Office Hours

If you weren’t able to join us for January Office Hours, you can catch up by checking out the recording below.

This month we heard from Wisconsin DHS epidemiologist Lena Swander who discussed data on health behaviors in Wisconsin as related to diabetes. We also provided an update on WIHA’s Falls Free Wisconsin Center development and met some of the Localizing Efforts to Address Falls (LEAF) grantees.

As always, if you have questions, please contact us.

Don’t forget to check out the 2023 Facilitator Training Calendar!


Join WIHA’s Falls Free Wisconsin Center


Diabetes Supports and Referral

We encourage you to consider offering or referring to a diabetes self-management program. If you’re interested in becoming a Healthy Living with Diabetes or National Diabetes Prevention Program facilitator, contact Amie Rein. To refer individuals into any of the diabetes support programs, simply click on the referral sheet for instructions and access to our new, simplified referral portal. 

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Program Questions?

Contact WIHA’s program staff leads for answers!

Chronic Conditions

Staff Leads

Jill Renken

Amie Rein


Living Well w/ Chronic Conditions

Tomando Control de su Salud

Healthy Living w/ Diabetes

Vivir Saludable con Diabetes

Healthy Living w/ Chronic Pain

Mind Over Matter: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

Physical Activity

Staff Lead

Erin Eggert


Physical Activity for

Lifelong Success (PALS)

Stand Up & Move More

Walk With Ease

Falls Prevention

Staff Leads

Erin Eggert

Suzanne Schreiner


Stepping On

Pisando Fuerte

Caregiver Support


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Thank You, WIHA Leadership Circle!


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