Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation introduced the recipients of the “2018 Champions in Women’s Health Award.” Among these honored have been together with Ashland’s Jan Penn, a retired nurse practitioner who served the group for over 40 years.
Penn was one among six women to obtain this honor, particularly for her work in rural women’s health.
“It’s a very exciting honor,” stated Penn, asserting her perception that the award actually displays the character of the world’s health care group and the individuals she was capable of work with who shared her “passion of seeing health for women improve in our area.”
Ashland County Health and Human Services public health nurse Carrie Hunt-Wartman nominated Penn who she described as “a compassionate advocate for women’s health.”
In her nomination, Hunt-Wartman identified that as a nurse practitioner, Penn helped hundreds of rural northern Wisconsin women and their households navigate via the healthcare system. Since retiring from Essentia in Adult Health Care in January of 2017, Penn has continued to advocate as “a League of Women Voter activist regarding poverty and health inequities.”
“Even in retirement her inspiration persists to make a difference to have her voice heard to improve the health of the community she loves with all her heart and soul,” Hunt-Wartman wrote.
Linda Jorgenson of the League of Women Voters and Penn headed and lately accomplished a two-year research regarding financial inequality in Ashland and Bayfield counties. Penn stated she is at present engaged on the influence of financial inequality on the health of our group and people.
According to the discharge, over 20 purposes have been acquired from statewide nominations and reviewed by basis representatives, together with group members and native health representatives. The launch famous that the awardees have demonstrated their dedication to women’s health by way of exemplary achievement in their particular space of experience.
Other recipients embrace Deborah Ehrenthal of Madison for her work with heart problems and basic women’s health; Jennifer Froh of Mauston for her work with most cancers, rural women’s health and basic women’s health; Lucinda Prue of Fitchburg for her work in mammography and breast most cancers; ‘Mickey’ Helen Baetke Rizzi of Eau Claire for her work with the deaf group; and Christine Ullstrup of Milwaukee for her work with addictions and psychological sickness.
WWHF Founder and President Sue Ann Thompson will acknowledge all the awardees in the course of the ‘Champions in Women’s Health Awards Ceremony and Reception’ on Saturday April 14, 2018.
This award is described as “a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the remarkable work of talented health leaders in Wisconsin and recognize individuals who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of Wisconsin women and their families.”
“We received many nominations from all over the state,” Thompson stated in the discharge. “After the difficult task of narrowing them down, we chose six individuals who are instrumental in raising awareness of women’s health issues, expanding the base of knowledge about women’s health through their work, and impacting the quality of health care that Wisconsin women receive.”
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation is a statewide non-profit group whose mission is to assist Wisconsin women and their households attain their healthiest potential.
To study extra concerning the 2018 Champions in Women’s Health take a look at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s web site wwhf.org