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Clear Answers are Key To Improving Health Outcomes

Have you ever been to the doctor ...    and left the office without any idea what he said?   Have you ever read the instructions on your prescription ...    and still not understood how to take it?  Have you ever avoided asking your doctor to repeat an instruction ...    because you were afraid she would question your memory?  Are...

WIHA Joins State and National Efforts to Battle Growing Falls Epidemic

Front row, left to right, Betsy Abramson (WIHA), Erin Parker (CDC), Kathryn Bowen (Peer Leader), Anne Hvizdak (WI-DHS), Shannon Myers (WIHA).  Back row, left to right: Chuck Warzecha (WI-DHS), State Senator Luther Olsen (14th District), Becky Turpin (UW-Health), Dr. Kathleen Walsh (UW School of Medicine), Hilary Eiring (CDC) WIHA joined state and national partners...

Stepping On. A Few Small Steps. A Great Big Difference.

It can happen in a dimly lit hall, or on an icy driveway – places where anyone, any age, might miss a step or lose traction. Suddenly, the ground under your feet disappears, and for a few heart-stopping moments the world is spinning as you fall. Seconds later you land, and realize the pain you feel means something is really wrong - and you don't have a way to get help.   April...

Senators Olsen & Erpenbach Receive Healthy Aging Star Award

Pictured (left to right): Janet Zander (GWAAR), Edie Felts-Podoll (program volunteer), Senator Luther Olsen, Betsy Abramson (WIHA Executive Director) Pictured (left to right): Ashley Hillman (Safe Communities-Madison/Dane County), Esther Olsen (Dane County Area Agency on Aging), Senator Jon Erpenbach, Betsy...

NEW! Stepping On Took Kit to Accommodate People with Sensory Impairments

 WIHA is pleased to offer Stepping On  leaders a new toolkit to help them better accommodate workshop participants who may be hard of hearing or have a vision impairment.    Find the Stepping On Leader Tool Kit here.   We hope this new resource improves the effectiveness and accessibility of Stepping On workshops.  If you have questions about the tool kit...

2018 Leader Training Schedule & Applications

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging Leader Training Schedule                        Do not make any travel arrangements until your application is accepted.   Welcome!  And thank you for your interest in becoming a healthy aging program Leader.  We’re committed to both training and supporting Leaders, so...

Falls Prevention in the News

Great advice on falls prevention from our friends in Brown County. Check it out!   http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/life/2016/05/20/seniors-remain-vigilant-avoid-spring-falls/84651842/

What is Self-Management?

We often use the term self-management, but what does it really mean and how does it work to improve health and wellness?  Check out this great explanation.

WIHA . . . from research, to practice, to people

Ask anyone what they know about the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging and you're bound to get a few different answers.  To some, we're known as the disseminators of healthy aging programs throughout the state.  To others, we are a source of training and information for those who coordinate and lead workshops.  To yet others, we are the incubator of research that leads to new...

Video Promotes Living Well

Check out - and be inspired by - the latest video promoting WIHA's Living Well program.  Produced by MetaStar for the Million Hearts in Wisconsin campaign sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the video features WIHA program leaders and participants and highlights the benefits of evidence-based chronic disease self-management.  Click here or on the image to...