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April 19, 2013


9 a.m.-3:15 p.m.


Marriott Madison West

  1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Middleton, Wis.

2013 WHEN Participants will:

  • explore the incentives in the Affordable Care Act with its emphasis on prevention and positive health outcomes
  • examine public health and medicine working in collaboration for health promotion
  • review and discuss various means for fostering partnerships for health enhancement
  • examine local and regional examples of collaboration for community wellbeing
  • network with colleagues and new contacts
  • recognize those receiving the 2013 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award

Printable 2013 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award Flyer (2 page PDF)


To nominate someone for the Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award, please click on the link above.


Visit the 2012 WHEN website for agenda and more information:


$89 Professional Fee (Includes breaks, luncheon, and resource materials)

$64 Student (full-time) Fee

$64 Senior Rate (65 yrs+) Fee

5 Category 1 CECH/MCHES

.5 CEUs



OR Printable Registration (1 page PDF)




C. William Keck, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M. is professor emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, and former Director of Health for the City of Akron. Keck currently chairs the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice and leads that organization’s Academic Health Department Learning Community. He is editor in chief of the journal, MEDICC Review and a contributing editor to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine blog. MORE
Kyu Rhee, M.D., MPP serves as the Vice President of Integrated Health Services at IBM, where he has direct global responsibilities for health, safety, medical, and health benefits design and strategy services. Prior to joining IBM, Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. MORE

Cynthia Musial is the training and technical assistance coordinator for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. She is a public health educator and a certified health education specialist. Musial is responsible for statewide leadership in the development, coordination and implementation of training and technical assistance to the program’s local and state partners. She has over 20 years of experience in public health, health education and health promotion.

Paula Silha is a master certified health education specialist with the La Crosse County Health Department. She earned a B.S. in Community Health Education from UW-La Crosse during the 1980s. She worked in community health at a small rural hospital and has been with the La Crosse County Health Department for over 20 years. Silha has extensive experience managing and developing communitybased coalitions. In 2011 Silha achieved her master’s certification as a Health Education Specialist with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc.

Patrick Remington, M.D., M.P.H., is associate dean for public health and professor of population health sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on developing methods to measure the health of communities and communicate this information to the public and policy makers. He is currently co-directing the RWJ-funded “County Health Rankings” project that ranks the health of the counties in all 50 states and examines strategies to improve population health. MORE

Aubrey Stetter-Hesselberg is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Community Health Education degree at the UW-La Crosse, where she also earned her bachelors degree in Community Health Education. Stetter-Hesselberg has past experience in Safe Routes to School, needs assessment, data collection, worksite wellness, sexual health education, and cofacilitated a course workshop at UW-L.




Kristie Rauter is the Community Health Improvement Planner for the Wood County Health Department located in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. She facilitates the Community Health Plan including the community needs assessment and five year implementation plan. Rauter is the project Director for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, otherwise known as Get Active: Cause. Community. Change, in Wood County. She is the primary grant writer for the Health Department.


Gretchen Sampson is the director/health officer for the Polk County Health Department serving a rural county of 44,000 people in western Wisconsin and managing a budget of $3.1 million. She has 30 years experience planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs. She has extensive experience convening community partners around community health improvement planning. She is the chair of the Western Wisconsin Public Health Education Consortium. MORE

More Information:

For questions about registration:

Continuing Education and Extension, 608.785.6504, toll-free 1.866.895.9233 or

For questions about the program:

Dr. Gilmore, 608.785.8163 or


UW-L Continuing Education & Extension

205 Morris Hall, 1725 State St.

La Crosse, WI 54601

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Continuing Education • 1725 State St - 205 Morris Hall • La Crosse, WI 54601
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