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WomenConnected: A Legacy

Since 2000, the members of WomenConnected have had a significant impact on the health of Waukesha County. 

  • $455,385 to fund program support throughout ProHealth Care
    • Provided support to help launch a Wig Program for cancer patients at the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care- providing free wigs to uninsured or underinsured patients
    • Replaced outdated bassinets in the WMH Birthing Center
    • Launch a program designed to support patients struggling with addiction, as well we behavioral health disorders
  • $183,594.80 to provide Education and Training Opportunities
    • Supported certification and training for a variety of program staff
    • Conference fees and scholarships to staff
    • Crucial Conversation training for nurses and front line staff to foster an environment of effective communication
  • $88,697 provided to Community Outreach Activities
    • Purchased an alcohol impairment simulation kit to reinforce how susceptible people are to the dangers of alcohol impairment
    • Health and wellness programs for children and adults in the community
    • Community education classes and events- from nutrition classes to providing bike helmets
  • $34,353 to fund health and wellness screenings and clinics
    • Screenings and testing at a community-wide health fair
    • Influenza and pneumonia vaccination clinics
  • $181,800 to support Capital Projects
    • Equipment purchases
      • Panda Warmers for the NICU, Birthing Center and Emergency Department
      • Lucas 2 device
      • Two fetal monitors to track infant heart rate in mothers with high BMI
    • Waukesha Community Health Center
  • $138,968  to support research grants
    • ProHealth Care based research studies for neuropsychology consultations for patients, breastfeeding and heart failure self-management
    • Enrollment in studies on “chemobrain”, the Yale VIRGO study, and national concussion research

To learn more about WomenConnected, or any of the programs funded through membership support, please contact Natalie Glumm via email or at 262-928-4087.