Tools & Resources for Women's Health
Providers, Educators & Advocates
Unnatural Causes is a documentary that explores the many socioeconomic and racial disparities that unevenly affect the health of individuals. Those committed to health equity can work towards combating these inequalities to improve the health and birth outcomes of all! Watch this short trailer of the documentary series and visit www.unnaturalcauses.org to learn more!
The Genetics in Wisconsin website gives health professionals, patients, and families access to genetics information and resources. There are helpful links to other sites, as well as family stories that illustrate how Wisconsin genetics services benefit patients and families.
State-by-State Women's Health Insurance Coverage fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Provider discussion sheet on cesarean birth reduction provided by the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care
Information sheet provided by the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care with information for hospitals & healthcare systems on cesarean births and how to reduce their frequency
A reference sheet for health care providers on risk factors associated with pregnancy and information on how to assist patients on becoming parents
A position statement for providers from the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care on the importance of adequate preconception folic acid intake for women
CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group & the Select Panel on Preconception Care's recommendations for improving preconception health & health care in the U.S.
An evidence-based framework for health professionals on the importance of integrating breastfeeding education & knowledge into standard health practice.
A position statement from the Wisconsin Association of Perinatal Care on the importance of pre- and interconception care and the need for providers to incorporate this care into their standard health practice for women of reproductive age.
A major objective of Every Woman Wisconsin is to reduce disparities in birth outcomes across the state. Read this framework to get a better idea of how the state is working towards reducing the current ethnic and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Report: Core State Preconception Health Indicators: A Voluntary, Multi-State Selection Process from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Report: Realizing Health Reform's Potential-Women at Risk: Why Increasing Numbers of Women Are Failing to Get the Health Care They Need and How the Affordable Care Act Will Help from The Commonwealth Fund
Healthy People 2020 website provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 website: A statewide initiative to improve the health of Wisconsinites developed by the WI Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health
Annual Report (2010) about births and infant deaths provided by the WI Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
Information and findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study provided by:
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (National Level Information & Findings)
* Children's Trust Fund and the Child Abuse Prevention Fund (State Level Information & Findings)