Guests: Shannon Barry, Executive Director, DAIS: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Sara Finger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health
Why was August 1, 2012 such an important day for Wisconsin women?
"We announced the capital campaign to build a critically-needed new shelter for victims of domestic violence in Dane County," says Shannon Barry, executive director of DAIS: Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. "One in four women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime. The need continues to grow."
"August 1 was a day of celebration for women's health," says Sara Finger, executive director of Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. "Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all new plans will have to cover additional preventive health screenings for women without co-pays or deductibles - including well woman visits; screening for gestational diabetes; FDA-approved contraception methods and counseling; breastfeeding support and supplies, and domestic violence screening and counseling."
On this program, Shannon and Sara come together to discuss women's preventive care, how domestic abuse is a health care issue, and how health screenings and early intervention can prevent crises and promote wellness in all areas of life.
For more information, go to www.abuseintervention.org and www.supportwomenshealth