MADISON – Hosted by the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH), the advocacy group placed on its’ 8th Annual Women’s Health Summit, on the Monona Terrace in Madison on March 14.
Each yr, this distinctive, day-long-convening unites advocates, suppliers, survivors, coverage makers and helps for a day of networking, schooling and conversations round numerous subjects which are significant to the standing and safety of women’s health issues right here in Wisconsin.
This yr, the occasion featured a collection of audio system and panelists with inspiring tales and methods to become involved.
The WAWH gave out awards to women main the cost on women’s health in Wisconsin. Sara Finger, WAWH founder and government director introduced the next awards:
Nicole Safar, Policy Director, Planned Parenthood, 2017 Woman of Courage, “Nicole does not self-promote or seek the spotlight, rather has a deep commitment to lifting the work and leadership of others. She is the quiet force behind the protection and advancement of reproductive rights in Wisconsin.”
Adrienne White, Women’s health nurse practitioner, UW University Health Services, 2017 Woman of Character, “Adrienne has a coronary heart for enhancing the lives of women worldwide. She is chief, mentor, pal and trusted colleague who evokes all, at all ages, to make the world higher.
Dalvery Blackwell, Executive Director of the African American Breastfeeding Network, 2017 Woman of Commitment, “Through Dalvery’s leadership and vision, she has transformed the conversation about breastfeeding in the African American community. With her commitment to normalize breastfeeding, she is ultimately improving the health outcomes for both babies and moms throughout the community.”
These women and lots of, many others have been instrumental in the struggle for women’s health all through the state.