Entries by Guest Author

Keeping Wisconsin Families Safe Online

Technology allows us to be constantly connected, and no age group knows this better than our children and teenagers. In fact, a recent Pew Research study showed that 95% of U.S. teens have access to smartphones and 45% are online almost constantly! It can seem overwhelming to think about how to manage the devices, the […]

Art Roars to Life in Marshfield’s Jurustic Park

Near the center of the state, you’ll find one of Wisconsin’s most unique roadside attractions: Jurustic Park. For more than 25 years, this quirky stop has delighted visitors to the Marshfield area with iron-clad creatures, great and small, strewn throughout a lush park. Jurustic Park curator Clyde Wynia endearingly refers to himself as an amateur […]

Students Join the Conversation About e-Cigarettes and Vaping in Schools

To effectively address youth health issues, we need to invite youth to the table. Members of FACT are in grades 7-12 and work to spread the truth about tobacco in communities throughout the state. The program is managed by the American Lung Association and we rely heavily on guidance from the program’s Youth Board. Their valuable insights help us develop informed prevention strategies that resonate with teens.

How the Pink Shawl Initiative Benefits Wisconsin Women

The Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative has a mission of reducing breast cancer in American Indian communities through education, advocacy, and service, and to increase the number of American Indian women accessing screening opportunities. Charlene Smith, a Registered Nurse, ABCD Mentor, and Active Member of the Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative, shares her breast cancer story: In […]

A Wisconsin Woman’s Five Tips for Simple Living

Written by Jodi Pliszka Were you able to join my daughter and I, and our mini-donkeys, in our Discover Wisconsin and Group Health Trust video?  The donkeys were the stars of the show!  Let’s talk about something that is happening to us all nowadays, with technology running our lives. I’m sure you’ve noticed that there […]