Based on the most current epidemiological and clinical information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that it would be prudent to postpone the 2020 Wisconsin Health Education Network (WHEN) Annual Meeting to May 28 as a contributor to the health and well-being of our participants. The program will remain as originally developed with a brief time-related adjustment in the afternoon, and it will still be offered at the Marriott Madison West Hotel in Middleton.  

We know that you have multiple options for your valuable professional development and networking time, and we do hope that you will opt to experience this unique educational experience on May 28. As you will note from the attached revised brochure, there will be the stimulating keynote presentations, moderated discussions, status report of Healthy Wisconsin, skill-building through small group interaction, along with multiple opportunities to network with colleagues and new acquaintances. Also, we are pleased to inform you that two 2020 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Awards will be presented at the Award Luncheon. 

Importantly, the Early Registration fee will continue through May 1, 2020.

—Dr. Gilmore, Chairperson, Wisconsin Health Education Network

2020 WHEN Annual Meeting 
April 9, 2020 May 28, 2020 | 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
The Glass More Than Half Full: 
Advancing Proven Protective Factors for Healthy Living
Marriott Madison West Hotel 

Learning objectives, participants will:

  • Summarize key findings from health psychology on the protective factors of mindfulness, sleep and social connection
  • Challenge contemporary cultural barriers to living mindfully
  • Identify several practices to help develop the habit of mindfulness
  • Appreciate the opportunities for, and challenges to, incorporating proven protective factors into routine clinical and health promotional practice
  • Recognize screening tools available for clinicians and others for evaluating risk factors for individuals across the age spectrum
  • Implement protective factors for patients, communities and ourselves
  • Explore the intersection of risk factors with protective factors—and the impact understanding and investing in protective factors can have on known risk factors
  • Discuss the public health system's collective capacity and role in promoting protective factors and assuring all people can be healthy
  • Discover the commitment of servant leaders to the common good
  • Relate to the characteristics and benefits of a healthy and hopeful community
  • Identify practical examples of servant-led organizations and communities in promoting the health and well-being of their community members
  • Network with colleagues and new contacts throughout the 34th Annual Meeting
  • Recognize those receiving the 2020 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award



For questions about the program: Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, 608.785.8163 or ggilmore@uwlax.edu.

For questions regarding registration: Extended Learning, 608.785.6500 or toll-free 1.866.895.9233 or ex@uwlax.edu.